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August 21st, 2014

DoD Contracts—Data Link Solutions + ViaSat—Transformation For MIDS Into JTRS (Comms)

[SatNews] Data Link Solutions, LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $124,326,550 modification under a previously awarded multiple award contract (N00039-10-D-0031), and ViaSat is being awarded a $72,673,450 modification under a previously awarded multiple award contract (N00039-10-D-0032).

These contracts are to perform all of the necessary design and development work required to bring Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) capability to the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) terminal and to achieve a successful critical design review.

MIDS JTRS is a pre-planned product improvement replacement, transforming the MIDS low volume terminal into a four-channel, software- communications architecture-compliant JTRS terminal, while maintaining current Link-16 and tactical air navigation capability. TTNT will significantly increase operational Link-16 networks’ capacities, improve network performance, and provide more capable and flexible Link-16 network designs for the warfighter. Work will be performed in Wayne, New Jersey (30 percent), and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (70 percent) for Data Link Solutions, and at Carlsbad, California, for ViaSat. Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 19, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,600,000 will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Data Link Solutions infosite: http://www.datalinksolutions.net/

ViaSat infosite: https://www.viasat.com/