SpaceDaily, 28 July 2005

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have awarded the first phase of the QUINT Networking Technology (QNT) program to a team led by Rockwell Collins.

The QNT program will develop robust, affordable miniature networked data link technologies suitable for use on weapons and by tactical unmanned air vehicles and dismounted soldiers.

These data links will enable precision strike and efficient targeting against time-critical and mobile targets. These data links will also allow secure weapons handoff from the launch platform to any of several air or ground control platforms in the combat area.  (more)