Thales successfully deploys Link 16 satcom capability

The recent NAWAS and CWIX exercises marked the first successful deployment by French forces of the Thales solution for long-range Link 16 transmission of tactical data via satellite.

During the exercises, the compact, readily deployable TopLink-MINT solution from Thales was used for long-range transmission of tactical situation data to NATO and allied systems, providing an opportunity to:

  • demonstrate rapid operational implementation of a Link 16 network extension capability
  • validate compliance with the JREAP standard (Joint Range Extension Application Protocol) and its interoperability with NATO and allied systems.

"Thales is proud to have taken part in these exercises, which have successfully demonstrated the excellent performance of our systems and their inherent interoperability in the context of joint and coalition operations involving several nations," said Hervé Derrey, VP for Thales Communications & Security's Radio Communication Products business. "The armed forces now have the assurance that platforms equipped with our solution will deliver the rapid deployability, long-range extension and interoperability they need."

Source: Thales Group (Paris: HO.PA)
Date: Dec 10, 2012