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Data Link Solutions

Two Firms to Provide Distribution System Technology

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, and Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are each being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery orders for the development, qualification, and delivery of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System Block Cycle One cryptographic modernization update. ViaSat was awarded $14,127,671, and Data Link Solutions received $8,042,356. 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.

Two Vendors to Provide Information Distribution System

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $8 million delivery order, and ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a nearly $7 million delivery order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Joint Venture Captures $37 Million Radio Terminals Contract

November 3, 2010
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, has been awarded a $37 million contract from the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to upgrade its Joint Tactical Information Distribution Systems (JTIDS) radio terminals. JTIDS terminals provide jam-resistant digital communication of data and voice for command and control, navigation, relative positioning and identification. DLS will incorporate cryptographic modernization and frequency remapping upgrades into fielded JTIDS Class 2 terminals. The four-year program will provide operation, maintenance and sustainment for the projected service life of the JTIDS terminals through the year 2035 by adding product improvements that will allow JTIDS platforms to continue to participate in the Link 16 network, the tactical data link network used by NATO and coalition forces that allows aircraft, ships and ground forces to share a tactical picture in near-real time.

Data Link Solutions to Modify Link 16 Joint Tactical Distribution System Terminals

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions Limited Liability Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a potential $37 million contract to implement Link 16 network modifications in the legacy Link 16 Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) terminals.  Modifications for JTIDS terminal variants consist of crypto modernization and frequency remapping. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

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