Small form Weapon Datalink.
Rockwell Collins and Boeing successfully flight tested a
miniaturised Weapon Data Link that was integrated with the US Department
of Defense's new Weapon Data Link Network Interface Control
Document. The demonstration consisted of a King Air test aircraft
relaying in-flight target update information via Link-16 from a Rockwell
Collins 50-[inch.sup.3] multi-mode weapon datalink terminal. The tests
were designed to illustrate the integration of standard datalink
messages to communicate through existing Link-16 nets with a weapon
carried by an aircraft and pass this information along to appropriate
agencies. The small form-factor enables the datalink to be sized to fit
into weapon applications.