Data Link Solutions (DLS) has secured a contract from the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to supply real-time situational awareness data and voice communications technology to the US and international militaries.
Under this $18.3m order, DLS, which is the joint venture between Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, will provide multifunctional information distribution system low-volume terminals (MIDS-LVT).
The MIDS-LVT, a significant component of Link 16 data exchange networks, will be delivered to the US Air Force, the US Navy, and the US Air National Guard, as well as to several foreign governments.
The latest contract is part of the US Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales programme.
BAE Systems Communications and Navigation Solutions product line director Jack Stevens said: "We’re helping to ensure that our troops and allies have access to the real-time information they need to complete their missions and operate with US and coalition forces.
"Our team is leading the delivery of combat-proven Link 16 MIDS terminals to allied forces worldwide."
DLS’s solution is designed to enable the exchange of real-time situational awareness information and voice communications across the battle space.
In addition, MIDS-LVT protects US and Nato-allied assets across air, maritime, and ground platforms with secure, jam-resistant Link 16 communications.
Work under this order will be performed at facilities in Wayne, New Jersey, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
In June, DLS secured a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to produce, develop, and sustain multifunctional information distribution system joint tactical radio systems (MIDS JTRS) terminals.
MIDS JTRS is designed to improve battlefield communications for joint, coalition, and international troops.