Interoperability significantly increases the effectiveness and effectiveness of the armed forces in a common/combined NATO service environment by exchanging resources and using common information generated by drone systems. By allowing the interoperability of multiple vehicles from a common STANAG 4586 GCS, operators can operate several motor vehicles of different types with very different characteristics and performance characteristics. In order to enable interoperability and increase the flexibility of the KOMBINIERTen/NATO mixed service for drone systems, it is necessary to implement standards for the main interfaces and functions of the system. STANAG 4586 identifies the interfaces to be implemented to meet operational requirements. This is achieved by implementing standard interfaces in the UAV Control System (UCS) to communicate with different UAVs and their payloads, as well as with different C4I systems. The implementation of standard interfaces will also facilitate the integration of components from different sources and the interoperability of older systems. Since MSVs are vehicle-specific, it is generally mandatory for the vehicle manufacturer to provide it. However, UCS developers or third-party developers can also provide MSVs. If the STANAG 4586 data connections used by the vehicle are compatible, a VSM is not necessary as it is directly connected to a STANAG 4586-enabled BKS. Fig.
6. STANAG-4586 Ed. 4 Datalink Transition/HO Concept STANAG 4586 is currently in the second edition, announced in November 2007. Since its inception, CDL Systems has been a leading player and pioneer in the development of STANAG 4586. Our commitment to these and other NATO standards has enabled CDL Systems to assume responsibility for the interoperability of unmanned vehicles with the unmanned tactical resources of the U.S. military. The result of standardization creates different levels of interoperability (LOI). Levels are the degree of control a user has over the aircraft, payload or both.
The document sets out five laws: in 1998, a team of NATO experts made up of government and industry (including CDL systems) began work on the NATO Standardization Agreement 4586 (STANAG 4586), a document designed to standardize UCS interfaces to enable the interoperability of drone systems. The document defines architectures, interfaces, communication protocols, data elements and message formats. It also identifies related STANAGs needed to operate and manage several obsolete and future drones in a complex NATO operational environment for combined/joint services. STANAG 4586 indicates the functional architecture of a UAV control system (UCS). This architecture defines the following functional elements of the system and its interfaces: NATO has identified the need for standardization to promote interoperability between UAS tactical systems between allied forces. This would allow for the sharing of assets by allied nations, allow for increasingly network-centric operations and diversify the UAS (CONOPS) operating concept. This standard also identifies five levels of interoperability (LOI) to meet operational requirements. The respective operational requirements and approved CONOPS determine or conduct the necessary law that will reach the specific UAV system. STANAG 4586 indicates the following structure for UAV systems. It consists of three elements: To read the full agreement of STANAG, click here. innuvativesystems.com/STANAG4586Eed02a2_PubliclyReleased.pdf Traditionally, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) were designed as vehicle-centric constructions. System manufacturers have focused on aircraft design and have generally developed the Ground Control Station (GCS) component as an aircraft flight test tool.