Why choose DLS?
While others make promises for Link 16 technology tomorrow, DLS is making deliveries worldwide today.
In today's battlefield environment, wars are being waged on multiple fronts against an enemy that is spread out, unconventional and omnipresent. Within all theaters, accurate decisions must be made quickly, and interoperability between U.S. and Coalition Forces is a must.
Link 16 was the first and continues to be the only communications data link providing the interoperability and situational awareness required in all domains of today's battlespace. DLS is the leading supplier of Link 16 terminals worldwide. Link 16 is established as the prime tactical data link for U.S. and NATO forces and has been implemented through a diverse family of terminals (JTIDS / MIDS / URC-138) meeting all requirements of a variety of users.
The combined resources of Collins Aerospace and BAE Systems provides Data Link Solutions with Link 16 Systems that provide affordable, high performance, high reliability terminals available today for the future needs of the allied community.
Data Link Solutions, LLC (DLS) was established in 1996 by two of the world leaders in military communications, BAE Systems and Collins Aerospace, to pursue the next generation Link 16 applications.
DLS is a leading supplier of Link 16 terminals and software, as well as logistics and support services for air, land, and sea-based platforms with a heritage of more than 20 years of Link 16 design and production experience with more than 3,000 Link 16 systems delivered.
DLS has provided MIDS terminals for more than 40 different platforms in 28 different countries with product offerings that include the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) Class 2 family, the Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal (LVT) and LVT-3 Fighter Data Link (FDL), and the URC-138 Link 16 terminal.
DLS is the leader in the development and testing of the next generation of software defined MIDS terminals, MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).