Training Day Option 3

The Beginners Guide to Tactical Data Links

Delivered by Atheniem

Trainer: Mark Johnson

There has long been a need for the timely and accurate exchange of information between individual platforms. Tactical Data Link (TDL) systems can contribute to interoperable data communications by reliably sharing a wide range of data and secure communications between suitably equipped platforms.

The Beginners Guide to Tactical Data Links informs the delegates on the basics of TDLs, covers an introduction to Link 11, Link 16, Link 22 and explores Network Management and Planning and Interoperability challenges.

This 1 day training course will provide valuable insight for operators, engineers or procurement support staff who require foundation level knowledge needed to support their role in an emerging TDL related job. The course is also at a suitable level to provide management executives with an overview of the key areas of TDL, which will assist in their overall decision making.

The objectives that will be covered on the training course will be as follows:

  • What are Tactical Data Links?

    • History of TDLs
    • Key Component Parts of a TDL
    • Organisation Structure and Standards

  • Operational Use of TDLs

    • Operational Functions supported by TDLs
    • Line of Sight and Beyond Line of Sight needs
    • Information Exchange Requirements
    • Standard Operational Procedures

  • Introduction to Link 11A

    • Link 11A Description and Use

      • Modes of Operation
      • System Components

  • Introduction to Link 16

    • Link 16 Technical Capabilities

      • Network Architectures
      • Message Constructs

    • Information Exchange

      • Message Protocols
      • Command and Control Compliance

    • Link 16 Equipment

      • Radio Equipment
      • Host Processor Interface
      • Voice Equipment

    • Operational Use

      • Tactical Data Exchange
      • Management

  • Introduction to Link 22

    • Link 22 Technical Capabilities

      • Network Architectures
      • Message Constructs

    • Information Exchange

      • Message Protocols
      • Command and Control Compliance

    • Link 22 Equipment

      • NILE Equipment Suite
      • Host Processor Interface

    • Operational Use

      • Tactical Data Exchange
      • Management
      • Multi TDL Network Architectures

Gold Packages


Viasat - Gold Exhibitor

Silver+ Packages


Tactical Communications Group - Silver Plus Engility Corporation - Silver Plus

Silver Packages


Ultra Electronics - Silver Data Links Solutions Logo - Silver IBM Logo - Silver Northrop Grumman Information Systems Logo - Silver