MIDS-LVT(2) Link 16 Ground Terminal

  • Simplifies Installation in Ground Stations
  • Variants: MIDS-LVT(11), MIDS-LVT(12)
  • Deployments: Patriot Air Defense System, FAADC2, SLAMRAAM, ADSI, JRE, F/A-18 E/F, and Shipboard

MIDS-LVT(2) Link 16 Ground Terminal

Link 16 Networking for Ground Stations and More

The MIDS-LVT(2) Ground Station terminal is designed for use in ground installations with minimal integration effort and cost. The terminal includes a self-contained cooling and power supply unit. The MIDS-LVT(11) configuration adds voice.

Viasat’s team led the transformation in Link 16 MIDS technology by being the first to upgrade the design of many components of the terminal to provide greater flexibility, enhanced technology, 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. Our 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 enhanced throughput have been tested by the MIDS Program Office.

Together with Harris and Hensoldt, we are 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.

Integrated Systems

We offer self-contained integrated racks for your LVT(2) and LVT(11) terminals. Both models feature a control and interface unit (CIU) that provides access to the X.25 Host and Control interfaces (Eicon configuration), the Host Ethernet interface, and the Support Port interface. AUI transceivers are embedded within the unit and the RJ45 connectors provided on the front panel. Data activity indicators show Ethernet and Support Port activity.The LVT(11) model implements a voice capability employing the LVT(11) Voice Control Unit with Shure microphone or David Clark headset.


We offer spare consumables for the MIDS-LVT(2) / LVT(11) terminals.

Part Number Title Description
1042997 MIDS-LVT(2) Air Filter Assembly Spare air filter assembly for the MIDS-LVT(2) or

LVT(11) cooling unit.
1060695 MIDS-LVT(2) Spare Set of Cables Delivered with Terminal A set of the five interconnect cables (W1, W2, W3, W5 and W6) provided with the MIDS-LVT(2) terminal.
1028898 MIDS-LVT(2) / LVT(11) AC Power Cable Provides AC power cable for the MIDS-LVT(2) or

LVT(11) power supply assembly (PSA).
1113135 MIDS-LVT(11) Voice Cable Wiring harness connects to handset for voice capability. Provides access to External Time Reference signal.