Link Y Mk2 Tactical Datalink

Link Y Mk2 Tactical Datalink

Reliable exchange of tactical data are of primary importance to coordinate the actions of ships, airborne platforms and land-based units to achieve mission goals. Link Y Mk2 offers the possibility to exchange tactical data between multiple military platforms: reliable, secure and simple.

The Link Y Mk2 tactical data link network acts as a “force multiplier”: available tactical data is shared over self-managing and adaptive radio networks for the following purposes:

  • Tactical Picture Compilation
  • Tactical Orders
  • Status Reporting
  • Over-The-Horizon Targeting support

Link Y Mk2 data link offers functionality which is comparable to NATO Link 11, but with enhanced capabilities, and using (software-embedded) national encryption.

Main benefits

  • Dynamic Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) protocol
  • Use of two radio frequencies (HF, VHF and/or UHF) in a single network
  • Easy integration into any Combat Management System or Air Management System
  • Simple network and mission preparation
  • Automatically managed network and time slot allocation
    • No difficult ‘multiple’ networks
    • Easy entry and exit of any participating unit (sea, air and land)
    • Up to 31 active participants and unlimited passive participants
  • Comprehensive track management capabilities; e.g. correlation and reporting responsibility