DLS receives Link-16 terminal award for Taiwan P-3 aircraft
Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, has been awarded a $3,784,000 contract by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for the production of Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) for the Taiwan P-3 and Ground Link-16 Program.
“The P-3 aircraft conducts vital maritime patrol and reconnaissance missions for the Taiwan Navy. Now that information can be shared in real-time with other Taiwan military forces,” said DLS Director Heather Neff. “Our unique ability to provide this critical tactical data link capability expands our presence in the Asia Pacific region.”
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MIDS-LVT was developed by a joint, multinational program office based in San Diego to provide Link-16 capability at a lower weight, volume and cost. MIDS-LVT provides real-time data communications, situational awareness and navigation, digital voice and TACAN, all in a jam-resistant, crypto-secured package.
Source : Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)