Innoflight Selected by Northrop Grumman as Strategic Space Avionics Supplier


  • Innoflight is on
    contract with Northrop Grumman to deliver key avionics including

    communications, encryption/decryption, networking, processing with data
    storage, and precision navigation timing products for Space Development Agency
    Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL)

SAN DIEGO, CA – Innoflight is pleased to announce that Northrop Grumman
Corporation selected Innoflight as a strategic avionics supplier for the Space Development
Agency (SDA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL) program.

Last year, SDA announced the award of three prototype
agreements worth approximately $1.8 billion to establish the foundation for
T1TL, a mesh network of 126 optically interconnected Space Vehicles (SV) that
will provide a resilient, low-latency, high-volume data transport communication
system, and ready for launch by September 2024. Northrop Grumman was one of the
awardees responsible for providing 42 SVs, to be deployed in two Low Earth
Orbit (LEO) orbital planes. The T1TL objective is to form the initial warfighting
capability tranche of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA).

For T1TL, Innoflight will leverage its range of flight proven products to advance its technologies to higher levels. Specifically, Innoflight will be delivering to Northrop Grumman S-band software-defined radios for Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) data link, Type-1 “bulk” and “mesh network” End Cryptographic Units (ECUs), network Internet Protocol (IP) router with Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), network Ethernet switch, flight processors with on-orbit data storage – including Battle Management Command, Control and Communications (BMC3), and precision navigation timing.

Innoflight products to be delivered for SDA T1TL

“Innoflight is proud that Northrop Grumman selected
Innoflight for the T1TL program. We have been working diligently with Northrop
Grumman for some time and we believe our joint expertise will be beneficial to
successfully deliver cutting-edge technology at volume to support our
warfighters,” said Jeff Janicik, Innoflight CEO and President. “Our strong collaboration
has already yielded significant progress towards completing the design of advanced
SV sub-systems in scope.”


Innoflight is a Non-traditional
Defense Contractor (NDC) founded in 2005. Innoflight offers state-of-the-art
space avionics, including Communications & Networking Solutions, Cyber
Security Solutions, Processing, Data Storage & Payload Interface
Electronics Solutions, and Bus & Payload Integrated Avionics Solutions. Our
core competency is secure Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)
design through innovative implementation of modern Commercial Off-The-Shelf
(COTS) technology in tandem with common standards and protocols that produce
modular, high performance, yet low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) systems at
competitive prices. Our products are qualified through an Innoflight rigorous
process that includes parts reliability analysis & testing, system level
fault tolerance, and radiation risk mitigation. Our customers include the U.S.
government, prime aerospace contractors and commercial space developers. Web site:

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