Link 16 Advanced with Network Enabled Weapons

Course length:

3 Days



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The Link 16 Advanced with Network Enabled Weapons (NEW) course provides a three-day comprehensive description of the most important topics related to Link 16 and MIDS. The third day is dedicated to Link 16 NEW. The course contains hundreds of graphics and animations designed specifically to help the student visualize how the capability is delivered in the joint battlespace.

Follow-On Support: All students receive one-year of instructor support which entitles them to contact their instructor with course related questions for one-year.

Online Training Description: Our online training platform delivers a live interactive video broadcast of the instructor and training materials.


Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Link 16
  • Link 16 / JTIDS / MIDS Documentation
  • System Characteristics
  • Time Division Multiple Access
  • Network Participation Groups
  • J-Series Messages
  • Terminal Waveform Generation
  • Time Slot Components
  • Message Packing and Pulses
  • Enhanced Throughput Introduction
  • Networks / Nets
  • Concurrent Multi-Netting
  • Network Access Modes
  • Concurrent Contention Receive
  • Terminal Synchronization
  • Network Time
  • Link 16 Network Roles
  • Terminal Navigation
  • Network Relays
  • Communications Security
  • Crypto Modernization
  • Pulse Deconfliction
  • Frequency Remapping
  • Terminal Spectrum Protection
  • Time Slot Duty Factor
  • Link 16 Terminals
  • Intro to Network Enabled Weapons
  • NEW Message to NPG Mapping
  • J11.0 Weapon Response/Status
  • J11.1 Weapon Directive Messages
  • J11.2 Weapon Coordination Message
  • J11.X Message Acknowledgement
  • Weapon In-Flight Track
  • Bomb-Hit Indication Report
  • Target Updates / Retargetin


Patrick Piersona 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

Course is designed for:

US Citizens only

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