Rafale: 1 or 2 way data link ?

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i keep hearing conflicting statements, so which one is it going to be when Meteor enter service in french air force ? i'm looking for the definite answer, so thanks in advance also: is there any plan to replace or complement link 16 with a more capable DL ?
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One way AFAIK.

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i keep hearing conflicting statements, so which one is it going to be when Meteor enter service in french air force ? i'm looking for the definite answer, so thanks in advance also: is there any plan to replace or complement link 16 with a more capable DL ?
One way, french AdlA considered two way was not worth the money. Mica already have a datalink, aswell reuse it. DL will be improved using tragedac PEA results. Btw, 2nd way is porposed as an option for export.

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i keep hearing conflicting statements, so which one is it going to be when Meteor enter service in french air force ? i'm looking for the definite answer, so thanks in advance also: is there any plan to replace or complement link 16 with a more capable DL ?
Initially Meteor for France was supposed to be 1 way DL only . However it prove to not be economical , hence they will get the 2 ways DL version anyhow,but it is unclear whether they will deploy it . There are effectivelly plan for new communication gears , sets of digital radio and TDL with higher bandwidth and conform to european standards .This is the program CONTACT and its Thales SYNAPS pendant . The scope is wider than Rafale ,since it concern all Land, sea and Air communication for a full network centric C4I solution, which is to be fully deployed in 2019, at least according the plan . In the scope there are specific air requirements , notalby for enhanced aircraft to aircraft communications.

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Initially Meteor for France was supposed to be 1 way DL only . However it prove to not be economical , hence they will get the 2 ways DL version anyhow,but it is unclear whether they will deploy it . There are effectivelly plan for new communication gears , sets of digital radio and TDL with higher bandwidth and conform to european standards .This is the program CONTACT and its Thales SYNAPS pendant . The scope is wider than Rafale ,since it concern all Land, sea and Air communication for a full network centric C4I solution, which is to be fully deployed in 2019, at least according the plan . In the scope there are specific air requirements , notalby for enhanced aircraft to aircraft communications.
What about mica-NG ? 1W or 2 W DL ?

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What about mica-NG ? 1W or 2 W DL ?
No clues , information are sparse. I would tend to hope for a 2 way links, even a basic one. Especially in view of the current trend envisionning weapon guidance shared accross multiple platform (ie launcher and guiding platform being evenually different )
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ok, thanks for answers, somehow i got the impression the 2 way DL meteor wasnt compatible with rafale and therefore the rafale was to be upgraded, looks like its compatible anyhow somehow

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ok, thanks for answers, somehow i got the impression the 2 way DL meteor wasnt compatible with rafale and therefore the rafale was to be upgraded, looks like its compatible anyhow somehow
Compatible? Yes. Implemented on french and indian Rafales? No.
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the strange thing is: why would they come up with the thought of produce a 1 way DL meteor specifically for rafale ? it was right there, i read it

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the strange thing is: why would they come up with the thought of produce a 1 way DL meteor specifically for rafale ? it was right there, i read it
May be they thought it would have been cheaper... and then realized it was not the case and a bad idea in case they decide to upgrade to a 2W DL in a future Rafale Standard (possibly for an export customer)

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the strange thing is: why would they come up with the thought of produce a 1 way DL meteor specifically for rafale ? it was right there, i read it
I have the same recollection, of a one way DL specific version for France initially contemplated. Guess for 200 units this was not truly economically pertinent in the end. I guess ADLA and DGA weighed the value add of the down link and its discretion against the investment needed to integrate and make it compatible with the avionics . Apparently they judged it was too much troubles for too little gain and mot worth it on the long list of priorities . Anyhow with Qatar, and India ,It is no longer constrained to French air force budget priorities. Hence I would not be surprised to see it implemented anyway as part of the export demands.