ACR500MkII Tactical Data Link (TDL) trials were successfully completed in South America during August 2019. The ACR500MKII was installed in a patrol aircraft with counter stations at a land base station and two ships. Positions of surface targets, own forces and areas of interest were shared amongst the stations using the customer’s Combat Management System (CMS).

Photos of vessels of interest were also exchanged over the TDL at a distance of more than 400km. The customer was very impressed by the distance achieved, new capabilities that the TDL would bring to their air surveylance and the ease of integration of the ACR500MKII into their CMS that already utilises the Fixed Installation HF and V/UHF transceivers of Reutech Communications