Reference document

Org
NATO
Pubnum
STANAG 5516 Ed 4
Date
2008-09-29
Version
Title
Tactical Data Exchange - Link 16

Applicability

Link-16 is a high capacity, secure, jam-resistant, nodeless broadcast-type RF data link that uses a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) protocol. It provides information distribution, position location, and identification capabilities in an integrated form for tactical military operations. Link-16 utilises the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) or the Multi-Functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) terminals, and the protocols, conventions, and fixed word message formats defined by STANAG 5516. JTIDS/MIDS operates in the upper ultra high frequency Lx band.

Responsible Party

Name
C3B CaP1 Tactical Datalink Capability Team

Status

URI
https://nso.nato.int/

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 1998-11-06 0.1
changed 2005-09-15 0.7
changed 2017-01-14 9-14 10.0
UUID
22330601-0bf7-4e39-9b20-378b121d10a5

Relationships

This standard is used by the following service profiles: