Title
Formatted Messages for Maritime Profile
Description
The Formatted Messages Profile for Maritime provides the standard for formatted messages that are typically used in Maritime operations in support of Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA), tasking and reporting. These formatted messages may be used as payload/attachment in combination with various transport mechanisms such as informal messaging (email), text collaboration (chat) or simply with ACP-127 headers.

Reference document

Org
FMN
Pubnum
Date
2023-10-16
Version
Title
FMN Spiral 5 Specification

Taxonomy

Standards

Obligation: MANDATORY, Lifecycle: CURRENT

NATO Message Text Formats—Purpose and Method of Use NATO message text consists of standardized messages that are both man- and machine-readable. The formats of these messages are laid out in the NATO Message Catalogue (APP-11) and are generally referred to as MTF messages.Purpose -- MTF messages may be used To convey operational instructions or intentions.To pass operational information to tactical commanders at sea.To pass operational information between component commanders and subordinate units.To report operational information between commanders and from subordinate to higher formations.To notify organizations of impending and actual operations of units engaged in maritime warfare.Method of Use -- MTF messages are to be used as shown in Table 2-15. Detailed instructions of the structures and method of completion are contained in APP-11. Some of these messages have not yet been incorporated into FORMETS and their structures are found in Chapter 6 of APP-11. Relevant Allied publications are to be consulted for direction on content to be included.Ships and aircraft joining a force are to be in receipt of all relevant messages pertaining to the operation in sufficient time before joining a force, to allow the commander and operational staff to make sufficient plans and provisions that they can join the force without further orders.

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History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 2023-12-01 15-023 15
UUID
51ffe349-e260-4d15-9865-eb5970669017

Utilization

This profile is used by the following profiles: