Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminal (MIDS LVT)
The MIDS LVT is a low-cost fighter terminal with flexible, open-architecture designs. The MIDS LVT 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.
The MIDS LVT is designed for a wide variety of airborne, ground, and maritime applications. The MIDS LVT consists of two major Line Replaceable Units (LRUs): the Receiver/Transmitter (R/T) and the Remote Power Supply (RPS).
MIDS LVT features
- Secure, Jam Resistant Connectivity
- Distributed Network
- Control Service and NATO Interoperability
- Long Range Coverage
- Dual-Mode Identification (additional to IFF)
- Accurate Relative Position Data
MIDS LVT Terminal Family
There are three families of MIDS LVT Terminals
The MIDS LVT(1) family is generally used in airborne platforms (though it may also be used on the ground). This family of terminals requires the platform provide power, cooling, control and cabling.
|Voice||TACAN||1553||Ethernet||Output Power||Example Platforms|
|MIDS LVT(1)||X||X||X||Platform D||200W, 1000W*||F/A-18,
|MIDS LVT(4)||X||–||X||Platform D||200W, 1000W*||JAS-39,
|MIDS LVT(5)||X||–||X||Platform D||200W, 1000W*||Maritime C2|
|MIDS LVT(6)||X||X||Platform D||200W||AC-130, F-16|
|MIDS LVT(7)||X||Platform D||200W||B-2|
* requires additional hardware (HPAG)
The MIDS LVT(2) family is generally used in ground platforms. This family of terminals includes power, cooling, control, and cabling. The LVT(2) family does not implement TACAN.
|Voice||TACAN||X.25||Ethernet||Output Power||Example Platforms|
|MIDS LVT(2)||X||Platform J||200W||Army Ground
|MIDS LVT(11)||X||X||Platform J||200W||Air Force Ground
The MIDS LVT(3), also known as the MIDS FDL, is a specially designed terminal used by the U.S. Air Force F-15s. This is a 50 Watt terminal that controls the onboard TACAN, but does not contain a Voice or TACAN within the terminal. The MIDS FDL has been recently tested for ground application.
MIDS LVT frequently asked questions
- Ultralife Part Number: U10025 (replaces U2550HCES-F95)
- NSN: 6135-01-545-6582
- Nominal battery life is 6 – 8 months
- 10-year shelf life
- Storage and disposal in accordance with local HAZMAT procedures