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Weakest link eliminated in international exercise

4th June 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Lulea


The wide availability of Link 16 is now removing interoperability issues between air power platforms during challenging international training exercises.

At an Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE) press briefing in May, a Swedish Air Force official commented that when multiple players are working together in combat training scenarios, such as ACE, collectively, nations need to adapt to less advanced platforms.

‘Every time you bring a lot of countries together you always have to adapt to the weakest link. The weakest link might be that one aircraft type might not have Link 16, one aircraft might only be air to air

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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