• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Link 16 training covers Link 16, the encrypted, jam-resistant Tactical Data Link (TDL) network used by U.S. and NATO Allies to create situational awareness among dispersed battle elements by sharing information over a common communication link. This enables the command and control centers to create Common Operating Pictures (COP), which allows friendly forces to electronically observe the battlespace, identify threats and acquire targets.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Link 16
  • Learn the architecture and protocols of Link 16 networks
  • Gain proficiency in Link 16 message formats and encoding
  • Master the operation and management of Link 16 networks
  • Develop skills in troubleshooting and resolving Link 16 network issues

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Systems Analysis
  • Cyber Operations