APP-11(D)(1) introduces 54 new messages and deprecates nine messages. Significant new information exchange capability have been included
- Maritime – a number of new maritime OPTASKs and Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) messages are included as well as significant changes to the OPTASK LINK
- Air – Eight new air messages have been added to support the NATO ACCS and TBM programmes as well as significant updates to the Air Tasking Order and OPTASK LINK.
- Land – new messages supporting reporting at the tactical level, such as the MEDEVAC 9 liner and the IEDREP 10 liner.
- Joint – An overhaul of the CBRN message set to reflect the changes to ATP 45(E)(1). The Friendly Force Information message (STANAG 5527 ed1) that replaces the unratified NFFI schema and a suite of logistics tracking messages (STANAG 2185, 2291) to support the LOGFS programme.
It is anticipated that many nations will move to APP-11(D)(1) and it is likely to become the underlying standard for many NATO systems. It is planed to publish a new version of APP-11(D) in early 2017 and 2018; these will include new operational requirements that are required before the next edition in 2019.