The radio revolutionizes missions and makes new kinds of operations possible, including:
- Digitally-aided close air support
- Other call for fires (artillery/rockets)
- Digitally-enabled command and control
- Combat search and rescue
Direct access to the Link 16 network to coordinate and maneuver forces
For the first time in history, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) have a digital connection directly into Close Air Support (CAS) aircraft mission computers via machine-to-machine interface over Link 16. With secure and reliable access to both air and ground (friendly and enemy) data, targeting timelines are significantly shortened by nearly 95%, reducing the risk of fratricide incidents.