Price: $2,450.00

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Link 16 Training for Managers

Link 16 Training for Managers Course Description

Link-16 training for managers is designed to help managers understand the Link-16, how it works, tools, and techniques associated with it.

Tactical Data Links (TDL) delivers fundamental communications channels among all the forces in operation to give support interoperability. The implementation of strict, well-known guidelines makes sure that tactical data is communicated safely and consistently to all force components and hence is a crucial enabler to Battlespace Management (BM) and Shared Situational Awareness (SSA) in functions.

However, the advantages of Link 16 cannot be understood and operated without using complicated tools, highly educated staff, and great association. Link-16 training for managers helps the managers of various units to understand and seek for the functional actions that are crucial to developing Link 16.

TONEX Link 16 training for managers is a combination of theoretical and practical material. The practical module includes labs, individual/group activities, and hands-on workshops. The case studies and projects are chosen from the real-world cases and scenarios.

Link-16 Specifications

  • Situational cognizance
  • C2 to C2 battle management
  • C2 to fighter mission projects and tasks
  • Fighter to Fighter data trading
  • Imagery
  • Voice interactions


Link-16 training for managers is a 3-day course designed for:

  • Operation managers
  • Engineering managers
  • Designing team managers
  • Project and product managers

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of Link-16 training for managers, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand the concept behind Link-16
  • Understand Tactical Data Links (TDL)
  • Discuss Tactical Digital Information Link (TADIL)
  • Understand various features of Link-16
  • Comprehend the notions and ideas behind JTIDS/MIDS
  • Understand the key concepts behind Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS
  • Outline the rules and specifications of JTIDS and MIDS
  • Articulate Link 16 and other TDLs architecture
  • Elaborate the architecture of JTIDS and MIDS
  • Articulate the safety and security of communications
  • Ensure the information is imparted safely
  • Deliberate the designing of JTIDS / MIDS channels
  • Reviewing the management, function, resolving issues, and maintaining actions associated with JTIDS / MIDS
  • Understand and describe system features
  • Understand TDMA and access mode
  • Comprehend how Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol  (JREAP) works

Course Outline

Overview of Link-16

  • What is link 16?
  • What is TDL?
  • History of TDLs
  • What are other important tactical data links?
  • Link 16 specifications
  • What was the reason to develop link 16 in the first place?
  • Link 16 lifecycle
  • Link 16 terminology
  • Why manage link 16?
  • MIDS/Link 16 Advantages

Link 16 Dynamic Network Management

  • Air timeslot transmission
  • Allocation and de-assignment of stage loads
  • Official role assignments
  • Platform dispatch assignment
  • Safe free text facility
  • Delivery of SA to participate in COP

MIDS/Link 16 Operational Functions

  • Air defense
  • Anti-air warfare
  • Anti-surface warfare
  • Anti-submarine warfare
  • Reconnaissance and intelligence gathering
  • Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Air to air and air to ground targeting

Fundamental Link 16 Management Applications

  • Precise Participant Location and Identification (PPLI)
  • Status
  • Surveillance (tracks, reference points and management)
  • Command and control (mission management, organization and weapons control)
  • Electronic warfare
  • Intelligence
  • Navigation
  • Voice


  • Network planning
  • Architecture components
  • Completing network
  • Beat De-confliction
  • Frequency tasks
  • Architecture case studies


  • Multilink functions
  • Mutual service functions
  • Battle team surveillance
  • Battle team airfare
  • Cooperative boundary control
  • Operating deliberations
  • Link troubleshooting deliberations

Terminals and Features

  • Link 16 data terminals
  • Transmitting and receiving voice
  • JTIDS TACAN port delay

Time Division Manifold Admission Architecture Management

  • TDMA/Link 16 structure channel
  • Categories of Link 16 terminal message
  • Inside the time slot

Link 16 Spectrum Operations Management

  • Link 16 frequencies
  • Tools and techniques to avoid interference
  • Time slot assignment

Link 16 Network Management

  • Contributing teams
  • Time slot projects
  • Network responsibilities
  • Network entry
  • Exact participant position and ID
  • Communications
  • Secure communication
  • Multinetting
  • Range extensions techniques

Variable Message Format (VMF) Management

  • An overview of VMF
  • VMF strategies and guidelines
  • Coordinated Implementation Required (CIR)

The Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) Management

  • Limitations and interferences
  • Channel communications
  • SADL channel

Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP) Management

  • An overview of JREAP
  • JREAP message structure management
  • Transmission media management

Fifth Generation Plane Management

  • Fighter jets generation
  • Fifth generation fighters
  • Fifth generation fighters TDL management
  • Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL)

TONEX Link 16 Case Study Sample: MIDS Program

The MIDS program, which is presently in the last stages of engineering and manufacturing development (EMD), is being the interest of the DoD, as showed by Secretary of Defense guidance to the U.S. Air Force to get involved in the project. The global contributors consider it as an effective collaborative project that will deliver a near-term resolution to a long-term demand for interoperable information communications for fighters. While the United Kingdom is not involved in the MIDS project, it is obtaining alternative Link 16 terminal known as SHAR (for Sea Harrier) to implement on some of its fighters. Therefore, six main NATO nations will shortly have interoperable, encoded, jam-resilient communications on their recent fighters. Given the value of the program for improving interoperability with chosen NATO allies, MIDS was considered as a decent nominee for this case study.

  • Why MIDS?
  • Observations
  • Recommending actions
  • Discuss the structure and network
  • Terminals and inferences
  • Operations
  • Communication tools

Link 16 Training for Managers

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