The Ship-Shore-Ship Buffer (SSSB) is a real-time data link buffer system supporting data exchange between naval forces, including airborne assets, and their associated air defence ground environment units. The SSSB functionality includes:

  • Data transmission and forwarding on a multitude of national and NATO data links including
    Link 1, Link 11, Link 11B and in the future Link 22.
  • Generation of a real-time recognized common operational picture including air, surface and sub-surface element information based information received from data links.
Recently the SSSB has been modified to also provide flexible, low cost, state-of-the-art data link test environments for various data links.
 
The NPC provides full system support for the SSSB under multi-nationally funding.
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