With Link 16, communicate effectively in combined armed operations
Link 16 networks can be difficult to set up: Time Division Multiple Access communication (TDMA) architecture, multiple networks, Network Participant Groups (NPG), frequency constraints, etc. ANDESIT (Atos Network Design Tool) helps Link 16 designers deploy networks effectively.
First used by the French Navy’s “L16 Design Cell” to initialize their Multi-Functional Information Distribution System (MIDS), ANDESIT has become their Joint Network Design Tool.
ANDESIT makes it possible to initialize operations, mixing many types of platforms (Army, Air Force, Navy) within a mission.
Furthermore, ANDESIT is interoperable with allied platforms, allowing designers to import or export networks supporting the NATO standardized format (NETMAN T/1 Rev2 to Rev5).
Take part in a military coalition
Achieve strategic independence in network design
Deploy a network in a large and complex operational theater
Command the coalition operations
ANDESIT is the Atos software product at the core of ACOR, available for international defense forces
ACOR is the Link 16 network design system of the French armed forces, upgradable according to operational needs.
It is an Atos development kicked off in the early 2000s, used in coalition operations Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Harmattan / Unified Protector (Libya), Barkhane (Mali), Chammal / Inherent Resolve (Iraq and Syria) and multiple joint exercises.
With ANDESIT, Link 16 networks comply with design constraints
ANDESIT integrates design constraints by making it possible to initialize multiple types of platforms, by building a network which Air, Land and Sea units can communicate and by providing initialization files adapted to the platforms.
- Rapid evolution according to operational needs
- Multiple types of terminals
- FCA agreement compliance
- Civil aviation consideration
How to avoid disrupting national and cross-border civil aviation?
Andesit deconfliction provides decision support to comply with the Transport-Defense Agreements (FCA)
Decision criteria are based on:
- Day and time slot of activity
- Number of participants in the network
- Area of activity
Design your Link 16 network
A logical, step-by-step process