FAA Limits Pentagon Link 16 Access Over Interference Concerns

U.S. Air Force fighters formation
A wartime formation that includes (left to right) an F-35, F-15, F-16 and an F-22 depends on the Link 16 network to exchange data between the aircraft.
Credit: Ethan Wagner/U.S. Air Force
The FAA has limited the Defense Department’s access to the radio frequency band used by Link 16—the military’s primary battlefield communication system used for platforms in the air, on land and at sea. The ubiquitous battlefield network shares the same radio frequency band with several safety...

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