Sweden Awards $29.6 Million Contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Terminals to Data Link Solutions
15 Jun. 2010
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Data Link Solutions (DLS) has been awarded a $29.6 million contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs) from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV. The equipment is to be used by FMV and the Swedish military. These MIDS-LVT terminals provide real-time data communications, situational awareness, navigation and digital voice capability, all in a jam-resistant, crypto-secured package.
This contract continues a 10-year relationship between DLS and the Swedish military to meet their data link network requirements," said DLS Director Steve Overbeck.
Deliveries begin later this year and will continue through 2012. The terminals will be installed on Gripen fighters, Erieye C2 aircraft as well as various ground and maritime applications. Work will be performed in Wayne, N.J., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Heidelberg, Germany.
The MIDS-LVT is a compact, low-cost Link 16 terminal designed for space constrained applications like fighter aircraft with a flexible, open-architecture design. It provides the critical airborne, ground and maritime link that allows for simultaneous coordination of forces and situational awareness in battlefield operations. The reliability of the MIDS-LVT is matched by its affordability and backed by our global technical support network.
About Data Link Solutions
Data Link Solutions was established in 1996 by two of the world leaders in military communications, BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins, to pursue next generation Link-16 applications. DLS is a leading supplier of qualified Link-16 terminals and software, and global logistics and support services for air, land, and sea-based platforms. DLS has a heritage of more than 20 years of Link-16 design and production experience and more than 4,000 Link-16 systems delivered worldwide. The company has provided MIDS terminals for more than 40 different platforms in 28 countries, with product offerings that include the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System Class 2 family, the MIDS-LVT(1) and LVT(3) Fighter Data Link, MIDS-LVT(2/11), MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS), MIDS-On-Ship (MOS), the URC-138 Link-16 terminal and various country-unique data links.