Link 16 with Network Enabled Weapons

Course length:

3 Days



Course dates

  • Jun 03 2024

    3 days, 08:30 AM EDT - 04:30 PM EDT
    Patrick Pierson
    • $2,190.00 excl.
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The Link 16 course covers the most important topics effecting Link 16. The three-day course includes 21 instructional modules and is one of our most popular courses. The Link 16 Network Enabled Weapons course not only explains this new capability in great detail, it offers insight into where it may lead when coupled with Link 16 Enhanced Throughput, Concurrent Multi-Netting, and Concurrent Contention Receive. The course contains hundreds of graphics and animations designed specifically to help the student visualize how the capability is delivered in the joint battlespace.

US citizenship is required for this course.

Who Should Attend:

US citizenship is required for this course.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Link 16
  2. Link 16 Documentation
  3. System Characteristics
  4. Time Division Multiple Access
  5. Network Participation Groups
  6. J-Series Messages
  7. Waveform Generation
  8. Time Slot Components
  9. Message Packing and Pulses
  10. Link 16 Networks / Nets
  11. Network Access Modes
  12. Terminal Synchronization
  13. Link 16 Network Time
  14. Network Roles
  15. Terminal Navigation
  16. Network Relays
  17. Network Communications Security
  18. Link 16 Pulse Deconfliction
  19. Terminal RF Modes
  20. Time Slot Duty Factor
  21. Link 16 Terminals
  22. Introduction to Link 16 NEW
  23. NEW Message to NPG Mapping
  24. J11 Messages (Background Data)
  25. J11.0 Weapon Response / Status Message
  26. J11.1 Weapon Directive Message
  27. J11.2 Weapon Coordination Message
  28. J11.X Message Acknowledgement
  29. Weapon In-Flight Track Query / Response / Report
  30. Bomb-Hit Indication Report
  31. Target Updates / Retargeting / Mission Supplement
  32. J11.X Loiter / Abort Messages
  33. Weapon Handoff
  34. Contact Reports
  35. J11.X Ping / EMCON / 3rd Party Communications


Applicability: This training is especially useful to Link 16 operators and engineers that require an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects of Link 16, Link 16 terminals, and Network Enabled Weapons. It is also suitable for beginners looking to understand Link 16 and NEW, as a review for those with Link 16 experience, or anyone wishing to upskill their current knowledge.


Patrick Pierson a retired U.S. Navy (USN) Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO), is the Managing Director of NCS. Patrick has more than 30 years of operational Tactical Data Link (TDL) experience, and has developed more than 75 TDL training courses which have been delivered to thousands of students around the globe. He is also responsible for the design of the Multi-TDL Planning System, OPTASK Link Generator, Network Design Tool, INDE Processing Program, Improved TSDF Calculator, JFAR, JCM, JAR Generator, and the Link 16 Pulse Planning System. Prior to his retirement, Patrick served as the Theatre JICO for the Commander US Naval Forces Europe and Commander US Naval Forces Sixth Fleet, and was part of the JICO teams for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Allied Force, and dozens of Joint and Coalition exercises.


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