CANDL is a compact airborne networking data link for communications requiring high reliability, such as UAS payload data and C2. It enables air-to-air and air-to-ground Ad Hoc Networking as well as relaying for BLOS capability, thus enabling capabilities such as MUMT - Manned UnManned Teaming and LVC – Live Virtual Constructive training. CANDL covers NATO IV C-band as well as WRC 2012 defined civil UAS C2 frequency band in single housing enabling both military and civil UAS applications. Networking and range performance can be further extended with optional external High Power Amplifier module. CANDL is applicable to MUMT and LVC usage. Characteristics enabling these applications include secure Command and Control for UAV platforms, payload and missiles, distribution of situational awareness through networked data transfer for fighters, multi-platform and swarming capability, force multiplier in hostile environment as well as real-time communication through ad-hoc IP-network.