• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Multifunction Advanced Data Link Training, MADL Training Course is a 2-day unclassified training program covers key principles of MADL, a fast switching tactical datalink (TDL). Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) is a Ku-band based fast switching narrow directional communications data link between stealth aircraft. It started as a method to coordinate between F-35 aircraft (the Joint Strike Fighter) allowing coordinated tactics and engagement to bring significant operational advantages to fifth-generation aircraft operating in high-threat environments. MADL is a key capability provided by Northrop Grumman’s F-35 integrated communications, navigation and identification (CNI) avionics.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) technology.
  • Learn the principles and protocols governing MADL communication systems.
  • Acquire proficiency in configuring and troubleshooting MADL equipment.
  • Develop skills in analyzing MADL data exchanges and interpreting results.
  • Explore advanced techniques for optimizing MADL performance and reliability.
  • Understand the integration of MADL into larger communication and sensor networks.
  • Gain insights into the application of MADL technology in various military and aerospace contexts.
  • Participate in practical exercises and simulations to reinforce learning objectives.
  • Collaborate with peers to solve complex MADL-related challenges.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in MADL system operation and maintenance.

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

  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • All-Source Analysis
  • Data Administration
  • Exploitation Analysis