MIDS Joint Tactical Radio Systems contract is awarded to Data Link SolutionsNews
June 19, 2015
WAYNE, N.J. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has selected Data Link Solutions (DLS) for the production, development, and sustainment of Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS JTRS) terminals. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum potential of $478.6 million.
MID JTRS enables the command center to communicate with their forces by voice, video, and data links over a line-of-sight, jam-resistant channel across ground, air, and naval assets. The solution is a network communication system that provides a single chassis, multiple-channel radio that reduces the number of radios needed on the field. The MIDS JTRS radio transforms a MIDS terminal into a four-channel JTRS radio maintaining current Link 16 and Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) functionality.
This contract is expected to combine purchases for the Navy, 99 percent other potential U.S. armed services, and one percent of various governments that include, Israel, Japan, Oman, and all NATO nations under the Foreign Military Sales program. The contract terms designated funds from the 2015 operations and maintenance fiscal year in the amount of $1 million that will be obligated to the first task order concurrent with the contract award, which meets the minimum order requirement.
The work for this contract will be conducted in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Wayne, N.J., with an expected completion date by June 2020.