MECDLMission Essential Communications Data Link
MECDLMission Electronics Control Data Link
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According to LTC Steven Campbell, commander of the 104th MI Battalion, the five ground systems used their robust MECDL and TRDL connections to net themselves across a 35-km baseline (defined as a continuous link from the first to the fifth system).
As an official member of the IEWCS family, the MEWSS will enjoy all the benefits of interoperability (occasioned by a common MECDL data link) on any future battlefield.