Air warfare and joint allied operations need to share ever-greater volumes of data, more securely and in a timely manner, between increasing numbers of authorised users. Requirements include:
Sharing the Common Operational Picture (COP) in real time between more and more users, with allied interoperability
Exchanging sovereign electronic warfare data between selected players
Capturing real-time Full Motion Video (FMV) from combat aircraft, helicopters or UAVs
Guaranteeing connectivity with UAVs for command & control and Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) applications
Delivering collaborative solutions by networking EO/IR (Electro-Optical/Infra-Red) data from multiple sensors to determine precise threat coordinates.
Thales data link products and solutions meet all these needs and more, offering customers the following key benefits:
Full NATO/US interoperability and compliance with STANAG 5516, 5522, 7085, 4660 and other NATO standards
Customisation to comply with national requirements, with the involvement of local Thales companies or national sovereign partners
Low SWAP-C (Size Weight and Power – Cost) for easy deployment and transportation in ruggedised military crates
Certified for all security requirements (restricted, secret, etc.)
Off-the-shelf solutions and products, combat proven on multiple aircraft types including combat aircraft, helicopters, special mission aircraft and UAVs.
Thales's family of data link solutions and products includes:
NATO-compliant Tactical Data Links (TDLs) including Link 16 and MIDS-LVT, Link 11, Link 22 and VMF (Variable Message Format), and national secure TDLs such as LU2 / LCALL, all designed for sharing situational awareness, digital command & control, etc.
Wide Band Data Links (WBDL) for command & control (C2) of UAVs, very high-data-rate transmission of mission data, Full Motion Video (FMV), safe and cybersecure MUM-T applications.