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MIDS-LVT

Two Firms Win $166 Million for Information Distribution System

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Data Link Solutions LLC,Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., each will be awarded a $166,300,000 modification to a previously awarded multiple award contract to exercise options for systems engineering and integration of 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 U.S. 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. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

ViaSat to Provide Cryptographic Modules

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, on behalf of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Office, has awarded a $34 million dollar firm fixed price contract to ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., for the design, development, and production of a cryptographic module for the MIDS Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) Block Upgrade 2. The contract encompasses the development, prototype delivery, testing, and integration of a cryptographic module that is designed for integration into a variety of MIDS-LVT hardware variants. The award also calls for production of approximately 10,000 modules for retrofit of all MIDS-LVT hardware in service at the conclusion of the development.

ViaSat to Provide Information Distribution System to Three Countries

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
ViaSat, Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded a $12,770,380 firm-fixed-price delivery order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S., the government of Oman, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, and the Government of Germany, under the MIDS Program Memorandum of Understanding. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Saudi Arabia Purchases Voice Communications Capability

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $6,912,840 for firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army platforms and other foreign users worldwide. This delivery order is for the government of Saudi Arabia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. 

ViaSat to Deliver Voice Communications to Turkey

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
ViaSat, Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $15,819,052 for firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms. This delivery order combines purchases for the United States and the government of Turkey under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Navy Modifies ViaSat Cryptographic Module Contract

George I. Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a $34 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) Cryptographic Module development and production. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms and other foreign users worldwide. The MIDS-LVT Cryptographic Module will replace the communication security and transmission security hardware in the MIDS-LVT; thereby extending the operational life of the MIDS-LVT product line. This contract will procure MIDS-LVT Cryptographic Modules for MIDS users worldwide. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

ViaSat Awarded Information Distribution System Contract

August 10, 2012
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded an $18,050,312 firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army platforms. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Data Link Solutions to Deliver Digital Data and Voice Technology to Taiwan

May 4, 2012
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $9,387,393 for firm-fixed-price delivery order under for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals (MIDS LVT) for Foreign Military Sales requirements. MIDS LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, and Foreign Military Sales platforms. This delivery order is for the government of Taiwan. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Three Countries Purchase Jam-Resistant Technology

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded more than $27 million for multifunctional information distribution system-low volume terminals (MIDS-LVTs). Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a nearly $24 million contract delivery order for MIDS-LVT. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms. These awards combine purchases for the United States and the governments of Japan and Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

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