Link 16 and MIDS Training

Commitment 5 days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Link 16 and MIDS Training course is a 5-day special program that provides an overview of the concepts of Tactical Data Links and Link 16 and  MIDS-LVT terminals, their functions and operations, and maintenance as a Link 16 Tactical Data Link Terminal. We offer a variety of TDL, Link 16, and MIDS training courses to meet your applications for Link 16/MIDS, and TDL needs. Link 16 and MIDS courses are fully customized to meet your specific technology, operation, mission, or strategy MIDS Specifications and Documentation

Link 16 and MIDS Training course introduce the attendees to the various Link 16 will learn Link 16 and MIDS-LVT terminals functions, processes, capabilities, planning, operations, and management. Link 16 and MIDS Training Bootcamp is a vendor-neutral course but still covers many aspects of the commercial terminals offered by different vendors.

Vendor-neutral Link 16 and MIDS Training course, can help your organization embrace the best practices in Link 16 and Link 16 MIDS terminals in a way that vendor-specific training probably can’t. Link 16 and MIDS Terminal vendor-neutral training can also help you build the expertise your organization needs to evaluate Link 16 MIDS terminals and solution providers and ultimately avoid vendor lock-in.

  • 5 days of Link 16 and MIDS Training with an expert instructor
  • Link 16 and MIDS Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



  • We can adapt this Link 16 and MIDS Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Link 16 and MIDS Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Link 16 and MIDS Training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the principles behind Tactical Data Links (TDL) and Link 16
  • Describe what Link 16 is and how operates as a TDL
  • Describe the difference between Link 16 with other TDLs and related technologies and protocols such as Link 11, Link 22, SADIL, JREAP, and VMF
  • List Link 16 protocol, architecture, and functional characteristics
  • Describe Link 16  functions and applications
  • Describe the basics of the Link 16 protocol, Link 16 network, and Link 16 terminal
  • Define Link 16 terminal requirements architecture and design
  • Explain Link 16 network design and implementation using MIDS
  • List MIDS features and benefits
  • Describe the principles behind MIDS and MIDS-LVT terminals
  • Describe Link 16 MIDS terminals software hardware
  • Describe the operation of different types of MIDS-LVT terminals
  • Describe concepts behind MIDS-LVT (1) and MIDS-LVT (2) terminals
  • Describe operational procedures behind Link 16 MIDS terminals

The target audience for this Link 16 and MIDS course:


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Link 22 course are:

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Introduction to Tactical Data Links
  • Introduction to Network-Centric Warfare
  • Overview of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Solutions
  • Introduction to Link 16
  • Introduction to Multifunctional Information  Distribution System (MIDS)
  • Overview of MIDS/Low Volume Terminals (LVT)
Overview of Link 16
  • Link 16 as a TDL
  • Link 16 Networking
  • Link  16 Benefits and Features
  • Link 16  Operation
  • Overview of Link 16 Architecture
  • Link 16 Terminals, Interfaces, and Functions
  • Link 16 Network Management
  • Link 16 Terminals and Software
  • Link 16 Terminals: JTIDS, MIDS and JTRS
  • Operation of the MIDS, MIDS JTRS
  • Link 16 Terminal Communications Interfaces
  • Link 16 Terminal connecting to  X.25, 1553, and Ethernet interfaces
  • Link 16 Troubleshooting and Monitoring
  • Link 16 Mission Planning
  • Link 16 OPTASK Link
  • Link 16 Network Planning
  • Link 16/MIDS Operations
  • Link 16 Network Management
  • Link 16 Network Design
  • Link 16 System Integration
Link 16 Communication Protocol and Messages
  • Features and Functions of the Link 16 Network
  • Link 16 System Characteristics
  • Link 16 Terminal Waveform and Waveform Generation
  • Link 16 Spectrum
  • Link 16 Frequencies
  • Time Division Multiple Access
  • Link 16 TDMA Features
  • Link-16 Time Slots and Time Slot Assignments
  • Link 16 and Pulses
  • Link 16 Networks / Nets
  • Link 16 Network Access Modes
  • Link 16 Message Packing
  • Link 16 Terminal Synchronization
  • Link 16 Network Time
  • Link 16 Interference Protection Features (IPF)
  • Link 16 Time Slot Duty Factor (TSDF)
  • Network Roles and Functions
  • Role of  Different Types of Network Relays
  • Link 16 Gateways
  • Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol (JREAP)
  • Link 16 Network Participation Groups (NPG)
  • The Link 16 J-series Message
  • Link 16 Message Types
  • Network Entry
  • Precise Participant Location and Identification (PPLI)
  • Multinetting
  • Range Extension Technique
  • Link 16 Network Roles
  • Link 16 Terminal Navigation
  • Link 16 Terminals
  • Link 16 Terminal Restrictions
Overview of Multifunctional Information  Distribution System (MIDS)
  • MIDS Terminals
  •  Class1, Class2, URC-138, MIDS, MIDS, JTRS, and SFF
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System
  • MIDS Terminals
  • Link 16 requirements
  • US Forces and  Coalition partners
  • MIDS Terminals
  • Inside a MIDS Terminal
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS-J)
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System on Ship (MIDS-On Ship)
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System: Fighter Data Link (MIDS-FDL)
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System: Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT(1))
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminal 2/11 (MIDS-LVT 2/11)
Overview of Multifunctional Information  Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminals (LVT)
  • Introduction to MIDS-LVT
  • MIDS LVT Features
  • Security and Jam Resistant Connectivity
  • Distributed Network
  • Range Coverage
  • Relative Position Data Accuracy
  • Overview of MIDS-LVT Terminal Products and Solutions
  • MIDS-LVT Terminal Operations
  • MIDS-LVT Initialization and Functions
  • MIDS-LVT Software and Hardware
  • MIDS-LVT Support and Host Equipment
  • Radiation Restrictions and Frequency Management
  • The operation,  testing, and troubleshooting of Link 16 terminals
  • MIDS-LVT Flexible, open-architecture designs
  • Critical airborne, ground, and maritime link
  • Coordination of forces and situational awareness in battlefield operations
  • The reliability of the MIDS LVT
  • MIDS LVT Architecture and Components
  • Line Replaceable Units (LRUs)
  • Receiver/Transmitter (R/T)
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System: Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT(1))
  • Link 16 interoperability
  • TADIL-J and IJMS
  • Specifications
  • Physical Specs
  • Power Requirements
  • Power modes
  • Voice channels
  • 2.4 Kbps LPC-10 and 16 Kbps CVSD
  • Host interface
  • MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, PhEN3910 and X.25
  • Weapon Enabled Terminals
Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminal 2/11 (MIDS-LVT 2/11)
  • Pseudo-random frequency hopping
  • Specifications
  • Physical Specs
  • Power Requirements
 Link 16 and MIDS TrainingLink 16 and MIDS Training Course Wrap-Up


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