Data Link Solutions selected to provide U.S. and allied militaries with advanced networked communications

DLS 112Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, announced on August 12 that it has received a $18.3 million award from the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to provide real-time situational awareness data and voice communications technology to U.S. and international militaries. DLS will deliver Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) — a key component of Link 16 data exchange networks — to the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air National Guard, as well as to several foreign governments through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program.

“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 U.S. and coalition forces,” said Jack Stevens, product line director for Communications and Navigation Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our team is leading the delivery of combat-proven Link 16 MIDS terminals to allied forces worldwide.”

DLS’ MIDS-LVT allows the exchange of real-time situational awareness information and voice communications across the battle space. A versatile technology, these MIDS terminals arm U.S. and NATO-allied assets across air, maritime, and ground platforms with secure, jam-resistant Link 16 communications.

The award is a firm, fixed-price delivery order that will be completed at facilities in Wayne, NJ and Cedar Rapids, IA.

Source: Data Link Solutions