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08:02 AM, August 13, 2015
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Data Link Solutions (DLS) has won $18.3 million contract to provide real-time situational awareness data and voice communications technology to US and international militaries.

AS per the contract awarded by the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, DLS will deliver Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) — a key component of Link 16 data exchange networks — to the US Air Force, the US Navy, and the US Air National Guard, as well as to several foreign governments through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program, the company said in a statement Wednesday.  

“We’re helping to ensure that our troops and allies have access to the real-time information they need to complete their missions and operate with US and coalition forces,” said Jack Stevens, product line director for Communications and Navigation Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our team is leading the delivery of combat-proven Link 16 MIDS terminals to allied forces worldwide.”

DLS’ MIDS-LVT allows the exchange of real-time situational awareness information and voice communications across the battle space. A versatile technology, these MIDS terminals arm US and NATO-allied assets across air, maritime, and ground platforms with secure, jam-resistant Link 16 communications.

DLS is a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems.

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