Gateway Manager

Today’s network-centric warfare demands connectivity and access to realtime information and Northrop Grumman’s Gateway Manager tactical router delivers, providing warfighters with the capability to direct the right information to the right place at the right time. It enables flexible tactical data communication among participating units ranging from local operations to a remote connectivity.

Adaptable, scalable, dependable, and with the inherent economy provided by COTS hardware, the system is designed to provide situational awareness to operational participants at all levels of the command structure.

The Gateway Manager provides adaptable connectivity for a formidable array of data communications. It connects local operations to the Global Information Grid as required by today’s joint and international forces operations.

Proven in tens of thousands of hours in operations and exercises, the Gateway Manager has been used on programs including Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN), C-130 Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC), Mobility Air Forces Dynamic Re-tasking Capability (MAF DRC), and Roll-On Beyond Line-of-Sight Enhancement (ROBE).

Northrop Grumman continues to evolve the Gateway Manager, adding new capabilities that can be applied to existing systems, making it the tactical router not only for today, but for the future.

Northrop Grumman’s Gateway Manager supports most tactical communications, including:

  • Link 22
  • Link 16
  • Link 11/11B
  • Distributed Information Systems (DIS)
  • Satellite TADIL J
  • MIL-STD-3011 (JREAP)
  • STANAG 5602
  • MIL-STD 6020 data forwarding
  • GPS

The following Windows 7 upgrade package updates are available to current Northrop Grumman Gateway Manager (GM) users. We also offer a software subscription that will keep your system current with enhancements and configuration updates. For more information on how to migrate your Gateway Manager system to Windows 7 and obtain the latest Gateway Manager capabilities, please contact Nina Hughes at Northrop Grumman. 858-514-9204. Or email

Feature Benefits
Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System and associated interface drivers
  • Enhanced Information Assurance posture
  • Improved system performance
MIDS Terminal Interface Platform Q/R Support
  • Connect/route data to MIDS LVT using MIL-STD-1553B and Ethernet for these new platform types
MIDS D/R interface using Windows 7
  • Latest Gateway Manager software overcomes Windows 7 limitations for Ethernet MIDS terminal interfaces connections
3-D Tactical Situation Display
  • View tracks/tactical data in high definition 3-D
  • Detailed map and terrain data with ability to pan and rotate view
  • Selectable symbol set
Increased message throughput
  • Improved robustness testing
  • Ability to process/route data for more tactical interfaces
Updated Link 11 ATDS interface
  • Resolves obsolescence of previous hardware
  • Simpler, more cost-effective design
  • Increased scalability
New Link 22 Interface in compliance with STANAG 5602
  • Provides remote connectivity/testing for Link 22 messages
  • Allows distributed testing of Link 22 Data Link Processors
Extended STANAG 5602 compliance
  • Allows interoperability with updated platforms and extended capabilities
Data Forwarding Engine (DFE) updates
  • Compliant with latest MIL-STD-6020 Data Forwarding requirements
Enhanced J28.2 Text and J16.0 Image processing
  • Easier, faster to exchange text and images
EPLRS SADL (SADL X-Y and Z radios) support
  • Connect/route data to EPLRS SADL for multi-TDL operations
Multiple hardware configuration options
  • Desktop for lab and office environment
  • Deployable for field operations

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