ViaSat awarded $54 M for MIDS JTRS development
ViaSat Inc. has been awarded $54 million from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for co-development and qualification of Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) capabilities for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS). The MIDS JTRS joint development by ViaSat and Data Link Solutions is part of the U.S. government program to provide a migration path from the MIDS-LVT terminal to a certified, reprogrammable, software-defined radio architecture for tactical data links.
The order was awarded under the MIDS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract initially executed in March 2010 and recently expanded to a higher ceiling amount to accommodate additional awards. Link 16 MIDS is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea, and ground platforms.