The U.S. Army is advancing the development of two variants of its tactical ground station designed to provide intelligence support to facilitate long-range precision targeting and improve situational awareness in contested environments, the Defense Daily reported Wednesday.
Maj. Jermaine Wright, deputy product manager for the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node, said the service will likely purchase six advanced TITAN prototypes and five basic ground station prototypes and expects that the program moves into the production phase in fiscal year 2026.
“TITAN Advanced operates out of five enclaves. Currently it will be on an FMTV M1083 [truck] Platform. And then the base variant, which we will come to in prototype maturation once we find our preferred vendor after selection at the end of this phase, will be on a JLTV platform,” Wright said.
“The TITAN Basic will not have this space in the direct downlink. The technology is not there for antennas and so on. They will therefore have access to space via the hubspoke network and a redundant communication network architecture to provide this space data,” he added.
Northrop Grumman built a pre-prototype TITAN and Wright said the military would take the TPP as a “space-to-ground component kit” for integration with prototype designs from Raytheon and Palantir to provide the advanced version with a bond direct downward in space.