Interoperation between heterogeneous simulators employs definition of standard protocols for data exchange and time synchronization among simulators. The High Level Architecture(HLA) is a specification of common services for such interoperation, which is approved as IEEE standard 1516. This paper presents the design and implementation of an interoperable adaptor which supports development of interoperable simulators under the IEEE 1516 HLA/RTI environment. The adaptor, KHLAAdaptor1516, is implemented as a library form which is linked to HLA-compliant simulators. Design of the adaptor employs a protocol conversion method, the model of which is finite state machine. KHLAAdaptor1516 allows developers to separate interoperable adaptors from stand-alone simulators. The interoperable adaptor manages mapping between HLA services and simulation messages for simulator. This separation increases robustness of a federation and reusability of simulators as well as alleviates much effort and time for maintenance.