DLS receives MIDS-on-Ship contract
The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has awarded a contract to Data Link Solutions (DLS) to provide Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS)-On-Ship (MOS) systems to the US Navy and other international naval forces, it was announced on 16 November.
Work on the $32 million, firm-fixed-price contract is expected to be completed by December 2017.
Under the contract, the company will deliver up to 12 MOS Lot Four production units for shipboard applications. The systems will equip command-and-control platforms with time-critical targeting and Blue Force Tracking.
The MOS Link 16 system is designed to increase situational awareness by providing secured, high-capacity, jam-resistant real time data exchange.
Jack Stevens, senior director, DLS, said: ‘The DLS MOS system elevates mission effectiveness by providing time-critical targeting information and heightened situational awareness for engaged platforms. As a premier manufacturer of shipboard Link 16 and provider of MIDS-LVT variants, DLS is committed to providing our warfighters with assured, protected access to the vital information they need to efficiently complete their missions anywhere in the world.’
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