Reston, Virginia-based information technology firm iGov has conducted an operational utility assessment on its field computing device-wearable system during a digitally-aided close air support test at a Defense DepartmentÂ test rangeÂ in Nevada.
The company said ThursdayÂ the FCD-W platform was used to transmitÂ CAS 9-lines, Air on Station reports and other digital information toÂ aircraft as part of the week-long test.
FCD-W is designed for use byÂ special operations forces when they performÂ combat operations and works to helpÂ users connect to multiple command, control, communications, computers and intelligence devices.
The technology belongs to iGov’s Tactical Local Area Network family of systems.
Greg Kaighin, TACLAN FCD-W project engineer at iGov, said the system is based on anÂ end-user device authorized by National Information Assurance Partnership.
Kaighin added the company incorporated ATAK, mobileJECL and ATRAX supporting variable message format, Link 16, Situation Awareness Data Link and Advanced Networking Wideband Waveform applications into FCD-W.