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Canada requests MIDS-JTRS terminals

31st July 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The government of Canada has requested a foreign military sale from the US of MIDS-JTRS terminals, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 30 July. 

Canada has requested 152 MIDS-JTRS terminals with remote power supply, along with spare cables and MIDS batteries, Link-16 mobile racks, diagnostic support tools, technical documentation, and training and engineering technical support.  

The total estimated programme cost is $44 million. 

The terminals will upgrade Canada’s CF-18 and CC-130J aircraft and Royal Canadian Air Force’s ground stations, providing modernised electronic protection, secure, jam-resistant wave forms, and Link 16 message exchange and information fidelity including support to advanced weapon employment.   

If the sale goes ahead the principal vendors will be Viasat and Data Link Solutions.

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