MIDS JTRS 4-Channel Radio

  • Software-Defined and Ready for Future Missions
  • Plug-and-Play Replacement for MIDS LVT
  • Concurrent Multi-Netting
  • Fielding On:  F/A-18E/F, EC-130 E/H, E-8C, RC-135, and More

MIDS JTRS 4-Channel Radio

Simultaneous 4-Channel Operation for Link 16, TACAN, and Advanced Waveforms

The MIDS JTRS terminal from Viasat combines the network-centric communications capability of tomorrow with the real-time operating picture of today – all in one unit. This four-channel software-programmable radio delivers Link 16 and TACAN functionality, as well as three channels for future growth, including JTRS advanced networking waveforms such as those meeting Joint Aerial Network – Tactical Edge (JAN-TE) requirements.

Plug-and-Play Installation and Interoperability

The terminal’s dedicated Link 16 channel ensures full interoperability with fielded MIDS-LVT terminals and backward-compatibility with legacy communication systems to exchange tactical picture information in real time.

By retaining the MIDS-LVT form factor and interfaces, the MIDS JTRS terminal facilitates integration into platforms that already host MIDS-LVT. This approach minimizes life-cycle costs by taking advantage of past expenditures for platform integration of Link 16 and TACAN, while providing a gateway for new JTRS and other enhanced capabilities.