Sweden Awards $29.6 Million Contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Terminals to Data Link Solutions
15 Jun. 2010
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Data Link Solutions (DLS) has been awarded a $29.6 million contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs) from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV. The equipment is to be used by FMV and the Swedish military. These MIDS-LVT terminals provide real-time data communications, situational awareness, navigation and digital voice capability, all in a jam-resistant, crypto-secured package.
This contract continues a 10-year relationship between DLS and the Swedish military to meet their data link network requirements," said DLS Director Steve Overbeck.
Deliveries begin later this year and will continue through 2012. The terminals will be installed on Gripen fighters, Erieye C2 aircraft as well as various ground and maritime applications. Work will be performed in Wayne, N.J., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Heidelberg, Germany.
The MIDS-LVT is a compact, low-cost Link 16 terminal designed for space constrained applications like fighter aircraft with a flexible, open-architecture design. It provides the critical airborne, ground and maritime link that allows for simultaneous coordination of forces and situational awareness in battlefield operations. The reliability of the MIDS-LVT is matched by its affordability and backed by our global technical support network.
About Data Link Solutions
DLS was established in 1996 by two of the world leaders in military communications, Collins Aerospace and BAE Systems, to pursue next-generation Link 16 and advanced data link applications. DLS is a leading supplier of Link 16 terminals and software, as well as logistics and support services for air, land, and sea-based platforms. The company has a heritage of more than 30 years of Link 16 design and production experience, with more than 10,000 Link 16 systems delivered worldwide to more than 45 nations.