South Africa joins the TDL club
Thirteen years ago, the South African National Defence Force began its journey to establish its own national Tactical Data Link capability as part of its 1999 Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPP) initiative.
The SDPP outlined a £3billion modernisation across all of its services, beginning primarily with demands for the acquisition of corvettes and helicopters, submarines, warships, fighters, armoured vehicles, and SAMs.
Naturally, such modernised platforms require appropriat...
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