The NATO Link 11 data link system exchanges system track data, management data, status data and commands between the ship-borne, land-based and air-borne units participating in the data link network.
Link 11 allows the establishment of a fleet-wide common tactical database through the automated exchange of real-time and non-real time track data. By exchanging management data, such as IFF/SIF data reports, information difference reports, change data orders and drop track reports, a complete common tactical picture is established.
The exchange of commands and status data, such as force disposition orders, weapon readiness reports and force engagement status reports, is an indispensable tool for engagement planning. Engagement execution is supported by the exchange of commands, such as weapon doctrine orders, engagement orders and hold fire orders.
- Automatic and/or manual assignment of tracks for transmission
- Automatic exchange of reporting responsibility based on track quality
- Filters can be applied, based on e.g. track type, identity and geographical areas
- Network monitoring continuously monitors the quality of the communication channels
- Operator warning generation for conflicting or threatening situations