SOURCE: Tactical Communications Group

Tactical Communications Group

April 29, 2010 13:05 ET

TCG and AGI Partner to Provide Higher Fidelity Displays and State-of-the-Art Operational Maps

Combined Software Offers Technically Superior Products for TCG Customers

TEWKSBURY, MA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) -  Tactical Communications Group (TCG) (, the leading independent provider of tactical data link ("TDL") software solutions for military test, training and operational applications worldwide, and Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) (, a leading producer of physics-based modeling, analysis and display software used extensively in mission planning, operations, battlespace visualization and post-mission analysis, today announced a new partnership. Under this new initiative, TCG will be incorporating AGI's display and mapping software for use in all current and future TCG products. This partnership will enable TCG to provide its customers with powerful testing, training and operational solutions which combine TCG's comprehensive data link message processing capabilities with a substantially improved graphical user interface and terrestrial mapping displays.

"After an extensive analysis of user requirements, TCG has undertaken an internal initiative to develop a new graphical user interface and terrestrial mapping display, incorporating AGI's market-leading STK Engine," said Gary Zimmerman, Director of Strategic Programs at TCG. "By leveraging TCG's data link experience and expertise and the power and capability of AGI's STK Engine across all current and future products, TCG will be able to quickly provide its global customers with a best-of-class and easy-to-use, multi-data link solution for testing, training, simulation and operational applications, including substantially improved capabilities for digitally-aided close air support missions." 

TCG is known for its high-quality testing, training, simulation and operational data link products and global customer support. AGI provides market-leading mapping and display software combined with an excellent understanding of the data link industry and a passion for world-class technical support. The TCG family of products will incorporate the AGI software resulting in technically superior products for TCG's end-user customers. With this enhanced family of products, TCG will be able to quickly enter new tactical data link market segments -- including the rapidly growing TDL operational market -- with stronger appeal to a broader set of operational clients, such as the US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, leading industrial partners, as well as TCG's large international military customer base.

"We are very pleased to partner with a tactical data link industry-leader like TCG," said Kevin Flood, AGI Vice President, Product Marketing. "Whether used in a net-centric operational application, or in a simulated training application, the new TCG solutions will provide the high-fidelity display and clear situational awareness critically needed by global warfighter customers as they seek to rapidly make decisions in a dynamic environment."

About Tactical Communications Group
Founded in 1993, Tactical Communications Group (TCG) ( is the leading provider of TDL-based software solutions for test, training and operational users worldwide. TCG develops and deploys a comprehensive family of software products, tools, and turnkey systems to facilitate the development, deployment, testing, and training for tactical data link communications and systems. TCG's clients include some of the leading military services, major prime system integrators and test agencies internationally. TCG is headquartered in Tewksbury, MA with offices in Newport News, VA and San Diego, CA. For additional information, please visit us at or call at 978-654-4800.

About AGI
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) delivers mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of advanced space, defense and intelligence applications. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. They can be purchased as ready-to-use applications, development tools or turnkey solutions. For more information, visit

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