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Two Companies Awarded Communications Contract Modifications

August 4, 2014

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. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Data Link Awarded Information Distribution System Contract

February 12, 2014

Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $24,996,802 firm-fixed-price-incentive, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) on Ship (MOS) Modernization (MOS MOD). This contract covers the development, fabrication, integration, testing and delivery of MOS MOD systems, which will be developed to support both the MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System and the MIDS low volume terminal four for shipboard applications. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $66,294,150. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-14-D-0004).

Two Firms Develop JTRS Technology

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Data Link Solutions LLC, Wayne, N.J., is being awarded $33,368,569 for cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order #0037 under a previously awarded multiple award contract to develop, design and implement four nets of concurrent multi-netting with concurrent contention receive (CMN-4) on the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) terminal configuration. ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $19,487,844. MIDS JTRS is a pre-planned product improvement replacement transforming the MIDS low volume terminal into a four-channel, software communications architecture compliant joint tactical radio system terminal while maintaining current Link-16 and tactical air navigation capability. CMN-4 will significantly increase operational Link-16 networks capacities, improve network performance and provide more capable and flexible Link-16 network designs for the warfighter. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Two Firms Develop Multifunctional Information Distribution System Technology

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Data Link Solutions LLC, Wayne, N.J., is being awarded $33,368,569 for cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order #0037 under a previously awarded multiple award contract to develop, design and implement four nets of concurrent multi-netting with concurrent contention receive (CMN-4) on the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) terminal configuration. ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $19,487,844. MIDS JTRS is a pre-planned product improvement replacement transforming the MIDS low volume terminal into a four-channel, software communications architecture compliant joint tactical radio system terminal while maintaining current Link-16 and tactical air navigation capability. CMN-4 will significantly increase operational Link-16 networks capacities, improve network performance and provide more capable and flexible Link-16 network designs for the warfighter. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

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.

Data Link Solutions to Support Maintenance Wing

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $38,235,386 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract for repair for Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) sustainment and establishment of in-plant MIDS support capability for non-warranty hardware to provide intermediate, depot, and second level repair capability with the 402nd Maintenance Wing (MXW) at Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center. The contracting activity is Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

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. 

Data Link to Provide Information Distribution System to Four Countries

August 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $18,461,448 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 U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army platforms. This delivery order combines purchases for the United States and, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Saudi Arabia, Finland, and the Republic of Korea. 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.

Two Firms to Provide Joint Tactical Radio Distribution System

April 13, 2012
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a $31,467,541 firm-fixed-price delivery order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems. Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $25,766,055 firm-fixed-price delivery order. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

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