Harris to Supply Digital Map Systems to US Navy Aircraft

15 July 2010 (Last Updated July 15th, 2010 18:30)

The US Navy has awarded a contract to Harris Corporation to upgrade the tactical airborne moving map capability (TAMMAC) digital map system. Under a $30m contract, the company will deliver 14 digital map systems integrated with new embedded graphics cards (EGCs) to generate two indepen

The US Navy has awarded a contract to Harris Corporation to upgrade the tactical airborne moving map capability (TAMMAC) digital map system.

Under a $30m contract, the company will deliver 14 digital map systems integrated with new embedded graphics cards (EGCs) to generate two independent, high-resolution digital map channels to enhance aircrews' situational awareness.

Harris will also supply 158 TAMMAC digital map computers (DMCs) and 132 TAMMAC digital video map computers (DVMCs).

The DMCs provide aircrews with critical information including graphical presentation of the current aircraft position, relative positions of targets, threats, terrain features as well as planned mission flight effectiveness.

The advanced mapping capabilities of the DMC provides the aircrews with a sophisticated depiction of the battlefield during combat operations while the new DVMC provides a 1024x1280 high-resolution digital moving map image channel.