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July 31st, 2014

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command—Data Link Solutions + ViaSat Having The JTRS (TacComms)

[SatNews] Data Link Solutions, LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (N00039-10-D-0031) and ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, California (N00039-10-D-0032), are being awarded a combined $116,750,000 modification to a previously awarded multiple award contract to exercise options for systems engineering and integration for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal (LVT) and the MIDS Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminal.

The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Air Force and Army platforms. MIDS JTRS is a pre-planned product improvement replacement transforming the MIDS-LVT into a four-channel, software communications architecture compliant JTRS terminal, while maintaining current Link 16 and tactical air navigation capability.

For Data Link Solutions, LLC, work will be performed in Wayne, New Jersey (50 percent) and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (50 percent). For ViaSat, Inc., work will be performed in Carlsbad, California. Work is expected to be completed by March 9, 2015. No funds are obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as delivery orders are issued in the future. No contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was competitively procured as a multiple award contract via the Federal Business Opportunities and SPAWAR e-Commerce Central websites, with two proposals solicited and two offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

The Data Link Solutions infosite may be accessed at http://www.datalinksolutions.net/dls/

For more information regarding ViaSat, please visit http://www.viasat.com/