OAKDALE– General Dynamics Mission Systems–United Kingdom has officially launched the next generation Compact Tactical Gateway (CTG) at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2023.
The Compact Tactical Gateway is the newest addition to General Dynamics’ suite of secure gateways, and has been developed in response to operational feedback from the British Army. The Compact Tactical Gateway keeps users connected with a rapidly deployable system designed to provide a secure boundary point connected to their critical networks. This new small-form factor product addresses the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) challenges of extending mission-critical interoperability at the lower echelons of the tactical space. General Dynamics has created a highly portable, rugged, and efficient gateway with broader performance and functionality.
The CTG is compact, with a simplified design that can be quickly deployed and accelerates decision cycles in urgent deployments where time is of the essence. The customisable solution allows for greater versatility and flexibility making it suitable for evolving mission requirements. The CTG can be easily integrated with existing systems, enabling seamless communication and data exchange, enhancing overall coordination, and improving situational awareness.
“Our new product has been developed in response to user feedback from the British Army deployment in Estonia, where a rapidly deployable version of existing solutions was suggested,” says Bleddyn Carrington, Lead Engineer for applications and Interoperability at GDUK. “Our ongoing research and development has realized this leap forward in our thinking and shows our capabilities are able to adapt for the ever-changing battlespace.”
Critical applications can be loaded before deployment and re-configured on-the-go with ease to meet evolving mission requirements. This latest gateway has increased processing capability through the modular plug in of additional hardware, while the customisable software solution enables new additional services to be added, removed, or upgraded. Deployed at a lower level in the tactical domain, the CTG’s rugged housing, small size and lightweight design allows it to be exploited at a location of opportunity and at short notice.
To learn more, click here or visit stand H5-406 at DSEI 2023 at ExCeL London September 12-15.
General Dynamics Mission Systems–United Kingdom General Dynamics Mission Systems–United Kingdom is recognized as one of the most innovative and trusted defence and security technology companies in the world and is a key supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence. Our communication and information transfer capabilities offer an open architecture, facilitating a tailored system and hassle-free integration to give the best possible performance for the end-user in their unique environment. We are designing, developing, and delivering cutting-edge capability to the British Armed Forces and allied forces around the world in line with the changing character of conflict. We have been providing avionic, maritime, and vehicle-based systems for more than 70 years. Our Bowman system continues to provide the British Armed Forces with a dependable tactical communications solution, as we continuously work with frontline units to understand the ever-changing needs of combat operations.