DLS receives Link-16 terminal award for Taiwan Ground Applications

Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, has been awarded a $5.4  million contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for production of Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) for the Taiwan ground Link-16 Program.

“Data Link Solutions is delighted to be selected as the ground MIDS Link-16 supplier for Taiwan,” said Heather Neff, DLS Director. “The MIDS-LVT(2/11) Link-16 self-contained mobile system will provide a dynamic capability that lifts the fog of war and gives the warfighter a portrayal of targets, threats, and friendly forces on an easy-to-understand display capability using relative positioning.  We are committed to providing the best equipment and support in the world for our fighting men and women and coalition forces at the best value.”

The MIDS-LVT(2/11) is specifically designed to simplify installation into the U.S. Army Patriot Information Coordination Central (ICC) and Battery Command Posts, Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control Units (FAAD C2), and Surface Launched AMRAAM (SLAM RAAM) as well as USAF Air Operations Centers (AOC) and Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) Support Systems.  The MIDS-LVT(2) is identical to the MIDS-LVT(11) except for the added feature of voice control capability.

MIDS-LVT was developed by a multinational consortium to provide Link-16 capability at a lower weight, volume and cost than the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System. Link-16 provides real-time data communications, situational awareness and navigation, and in some cases, digital voice and TACAN, all in a jam-resistant, crypto-secured package.

Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Apr 11, 2012