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News - mids-jtrs

  • Military Logistics

    Lockheed Martin to support Romanian F-16 upgrade programme

    4th November 2020

    FMS ​announcement follows recent delivery of more F-16s to Romania from Portugal

  • Naval Warfare

    NSM sale to Romania moves closer

    19th October 2020

    ​Romania would become the seventh country to operate the Naval Strike Missile

  • Digital Battlespace

    DoD orders small tactical comms terminals from Viasat for FMS customers

    1st September 2020

    US Naval Information Warfare System Command, acting on behalf of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Office, has ordered KOR 24A multi-channel small tactical terminals from …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    US Army gears up for new round of RQ-7B Shadow Block III tests

    13th August 2020

    The US Army will soon move to a RQ-7B Shadow Block III Follow-On Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E;) phase as it looks to bolster capabilities …

  • Air Warfare

    F-16 modernisation FMS for Chile moves closer

    24th July 2020

    The US State Department has approved a possible FMS to Chile worth an estimated $634.70 million, for various items of equipment to support an F-16 …

  • Air Warfare

    ​France aims to buy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

    7th July 2020

    France intends to double its fleet of Hawkeye AEW&C; aircraft with a $2 billion potential FMS deal for three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye variants and related …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Multi-Channel Link 16 Terminal (sponsored whitepaper)

    2nd July 2020

    01.    Introduction While there have been strong improvements in today’s battlespace with range, speed, and lethality of kinetic weapons, the ability to engage has far …

  • Digital Battlespace

    A New Era in Close Air Support (sponsored whitepaper)

    23rd June 2020

    This whitepaper is brought to you by Viasat Digital Situational Awareness for Dismounted Ground Forces 01.    Introduction Since the early days of World War I, …

  • Digital Battlespace

    DLS to begin full production of MOS Mod

    19th May 2020

    Data Link Solutions (DLS) announced on 19 May that it has been awarded the first full-rate production contract from the USN to produce modernised Multifunctional …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Tactical data link provider expects major new order this month

    11th May 2020

    Looking to the future of the Multifunctional Informational Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS), BAE Systems expects an imminent new production contract and …

  • Military Logistics

    New Zealand seeks C-130J aircraft

    22nd November 2019

    New Zealand is looking to acquire five C-130J aircraft via the US government’s foreign military sales programme. Along with the aircraft, New Zealand has requested …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Podcast: Five Eyes Connectivity - Tactical data links

    26th September 2019

    Welcome to Shephard Studio’s special series on Five Eyes Connectivity, sponsored by our partner Viasat.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more. In the Five Eyes Connectivity podcast …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Data Link Solutions to upgrade MIDS LVTs

    8th August 2019

    Data Link Solutions will upgrade Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) low volume terminals under a contract modification worth up to $75 million announced on 7 …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Canada requests MIDS-JTRS terminals

    31st July 2019

    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 …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Data Link Solutions awarded contract modification

    25th July 2019

    Data Link Solutions has been awarded a contract modification by the US Naval Information Warfare Systems Command for the Block Upgrade II retrofit of Multifunctional …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • AEW&C

    E-2D (France)

    Programme Background In July 2020, France revealed its intention of buying a fleet of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft with a $2 billion potential FMS deal, ...

  • Transport

    C-130J (Egypt)

    Programme Background According to the FMS notification on January 25th, Egypt has requested 12 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, each of which would be delivered equipped with ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Skeldar V-200 Dutch Navy

    Programme Background The Dutch Ministry of Defence issued a notice calling for information regarding the potential acquisition of a vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Skeldar V-200 Belgian Navy

    Programme Background For the joint MCM programme between Belgium and the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Defence issued a notice calling for information regarding the ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Data links


    The ViaSat Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) terminal combines the network-centric communications capability with a real-time operating picture. The four-channel ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM


    Data Link Solutions (DLS) and Thales signed an agreement to co-operatively produce and sell Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) terminals for the American military's Joint ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    JTRS Increment 1 Waveforms

    A number of waveforms are set to be implemented under JTRS Increment 1: WNW with OFDM and anti-jam; SRW (ground domain); joint airborne network-tactical edge ...

  • Data links

    MIDS LVT(1) (EuroMIDS)

    MIDS-LVT(1) adds Link 16 communications to airborne and maritime platforms. It provides all operational modes of the Link 16 waveform, and implements the required MIDS ...

  • Data links

    MIDS LVT(1) (DLS)

    MIDS Low Volume Terminal (LVT)-1 offers the capability of JTIDS Class 2 in a smaller, less costly package, according to the company. Features include 200W ...

  • Data links

    MIDS-LVT(1) (ViaSat)

    MIDS-LVT(1) adds Link 16 communications to airborne and maritime platforms. It provides all operational modes of the Link 16 waveform, and implements the required MIDS ...

  • Data links

    MIDS LVT-2/11

    The MIDS LVT-2/11 is a self-contained mobile system that provides a ground link for simultaneous coordination of air, land and maritime forces. The system can ...

  • Data links


    For the MIDS LVT-3 Fighter Data Link (FDL) the USAF sought lower volume and cost than Class 1 and 2 JTIDS. The contract was awarded ...

  • Data links


    The Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) provides interoperability between joint and allied forces in accordance with MIDS STANAG 4175 and Link ...

  • Transponders and IFF

    AN/APX-117/-118/-123/-124 IFF CXP

    Common Transponder (CXP) products incorporate the features required in today’s global military and civil ATC environments. Dependent on configuration, the CXP contains an M4/M5 crypto ...

  • Data links

    MIDS on Ship

    The MIDS on Ship (MOS) system offers interoperability with Link 16 systems, and has the capacity for 1,000W of RF output power. The core MOS ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    JTRS Domains

    The former JTRS ‘clusters’, that had become separate disjointed programmes, have been replaced with centrally managed domain programme management offices. The construct comprises four JTRS ...

  • Data links


    ViaSat provides MIDS-LVT(2) terminals for Link 16 communications to ground-based platforms. MIDS-LVT(2) is designed to simplify installation in ground stations. This includes US Army PATRIOT ...

  • Data links


    The MIDS Fighter Data Link (FDL) LVT-3 was developed by Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems under a limited liability company to integrate MIDS commonality in ...

  • Data links


    The Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS)/Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) is a high-capacity, ECM-resistant communications link for all services and platform types. The need ...