MIDS-LVT(1) - Link 16 Tactical Airborne Terminal

MIDS-LVT(1) - Link 16 Tactical Airborne Terminal

ViaSat’s team is leading the transformation in Link 16 Airborne Terminal technology by being the first to upgrade the design of many components of the terminal to provide greater flexibility, enhanced technological capabilities, decreased cost and improved reliability. Embedded modules provide COMSEC and TACAN.

Through extensive use of reprogrammable components and a modular VME architecture, we’ve provided a lower cost design while also allowing for future requirements. The ViaSat terminal provides all operational modes of the Link 16 waveform, and implements all required Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) host interfaces for both U.S. and Coalition integration. ViaSat hardware implements Enhanced Throughput, a new capability that can increase coded data throughput from its current maximum of 115.2 kbps to over 800 kbps. Host interfaces and operational employment of this capability are still in the planning stages.

Together with Harris and European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), ViaSat is delivering a family of combat-proven, fully qualified, and EMC-Certified Link 16 MIDS terminals to U.S. Forces and Coalition partners under contracts to the Navy MIDS International Program Office (IPO) and other commercial customers.

MIDS-LVT(1) Mobile System

The MIDS-LVT(1) Mobile System is a transportable, ruggedized case unit for the MIDS-LVT(1) terminal and its variants. Outfitted with all of the support equipment required to operate a MIDS-LVT(1) terminal, this mobile system offers a convenient way to transport and integrate your Link 16 system.  This full-complement system for the MIDS-LVT(1) alleviates all of the hardware challenges normally associated with getting your
MIDS-LVT(1) terminal integrated with your Link 16 host and operational in the network.  The system can be used in any number of venues including operational, training, demonstrations, and testing.

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