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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.

Boeing to Support Link 16 Functionality

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $13,666,395 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the development, integration and test tasks services in support of non-Command and Control Link 16 functionality. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

SNT Receives Follow-On JTRS Network Emulator Contract

May 9, 2011
By George Seffers

Scalable Network Technologies (SNT) Incorporated recently  announced that the company was awarded a contract to support the acquisition and enhancement of Joint Tactical Radio System Network Emulator for use by numerous U.S. Defense Department programs and agencies. The contract from the Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) is a follow-on to previous Army and Navy efforts with SNT, with an estimated value of $11 million. The network emulator is a virtual laboratory that supports real-time emulation of large-scale communication networks of current and future force radios and associated waveforms. These include, but are not limited to, the Wideband Network Waveform, the Soldier Radio Waveform, the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical WIN-T, Link-16, Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, Enhanced Position Location and Reporting System, Internet Controller and similar components.

BAE to Support Joint Tactical Radio System Link 16 Software

February 9, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Incorporated, Wayne, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $24 million contract for Link 16 software in-service support for the Joint Program Executive Office, Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Network Enterprise Domain. Support efforts include technical support, software maintenance/upgrades, and enhancements to baseline JTRS Link-16 software. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, 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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