Tactical Display Framework

Tactical Display Framework

Raytheon Solipsys is an industry leader in the development of integrated Command and Control (C2) network-centric solutions for the domestic and international DoD and Homeland Security. We provide the C2 infrastructure necessary to effectively control security and military forces in any environment.

Our product suite allows customers to augment existing programs with custom elements or construct an entire distributed Command and Control system from the ground up. All products, technical support, training, and analysis packages are offered through traditional contracting vehicles and are available on the GSA schedule to simplify procurement.

Tactical Display Framework (TDF) is a scalable, high-performance, geospatial visualization software toolkit used to develop displays and advanced information systems for such demanding applications as command and control, air traffic management, missile defense, wide area surveillance, emergency response and disaster management, and distributed mission operations. Written entirely in Java™, TDF is platform-independent and operates on any COTS laptop or workstation running Windows®, Linux® or Solaris™. TDF’s open, plugin-driven architecture makes it easy for developers to customize TDF for any tactical application. The development of TDF is centered on real-world applications in multiple mission areas with operator feedback and design input as an integral part of the development process.



  • Share tracks, targets, overlays, Telestrator scribbles, and more with the workgroups who need them
  • Switch quickly between collaborations with a single click
  • Add users, create groups and assign roles to keep your team organized
  • Switch users and roles on the fly
  • Choose from three configurable user authentication schemes


  • Communicate with anyone, anywhere without leaving TDF click
  • Chat with remote users over IRC or XMPP/Jabber
  • Take action right from your chat window with automatically-detected geographic coordinates, grid cells, track numbers, callsigns and more
  • Communicate large blocks of information quickly using pre-configured, auto-populated templates


  • Draw on the TacSit and share your drawings with everyone in your collaboration
  • See details about each drawing such as who created it and when
  • Notify your collaborators automatically via a chat message when drawing

Offscreen indicators

  • See meaningful indicators at the edges of the TacSit when items of interest are beyond your view
  • Keep the most important indicators on top with automatic sorting by identity and category
  • Offset your view to offscreen locations with a single click

Immersive 3D

  • Explore the world in full 3D (TDF includes TDF 3D)
  • Import KML 2.2 files: Ground Overlays, Network Links, Placemarks, and Screen Overlays
  • Load 3D models with COLLADA 1.4
  • Create and modify 3D shapes and volumes
  • Choose from platform models, generic models, or symbol billboards to depict tracks