Personnel from the Finnish Joint Data Link Operations Centre have just completed an 8 day intensive Link 16 Network Design training course. The course was held in the beautiful city of Jyväskylä in central Finland.
The course focused on the knowledge and tools required to equip students in correctly identifying specific information exchange requirements, how to coordinate more closely with other JTIDS/MIDS nations and organisations, and how efficient use of network capacity using Network Participation Groups (NPG) should be performed.
During the training course the students were continuously challenged through progressive practical exercises in which they had to create a variety of intricate networks. This expanded their understanding of Link 16 Network Design allowing them to explore all functionalities, and more significantly, platform idiosyncrasies. Personnel utilised the TDL Network Design Station (TNDS) throughout the course and the tool supported the students in achieving all of their learning outcomes.