Link 16 / MIDS Terminals + Radios
At Viasat, we understand the Link 16 landscape is evolving. Whether it’s the new class of users being introduced into the network, or the way information exchange requirements are adapting to user driven needs, we continue to look ahead and anticipate the challenges of the next-generation of warfighters.
That’s why we have an end-to-end approach to Link 16 communications, with innovations spanning from advanced networking capabilities to superior anti-jam performance, to the broadest range of terminals available, including the world’s only handheld Link 16 radio.
We also understand selecting the right radio for your mission can be a difficult decision. There are a lot of factors involved like size, weight, and power requirements, transmit range, antenna diversity, single vs. multi-channel communications. That's why no matter where your mission takes you, Viasat keeps you connected with the broadest range of Link 16 terminals - delivering maximim flexibility and interoperability for every warfighter, platform, and node across the battelspace.
Which Radio is Right for Your Mission?
|Supported Domains||Air/Sea||Ground||Air/Sea||Tactical Edge - Air/Land/Sea||Tactical Edge - Land||Air/Land/Sea|
|Supported Waveforms||Link 16, TACAN||Link 16, TACAN||Link 16, TACAN||Link 16, VHF/UHF, Narrowband/Wideband UHF, and Satcom||Link 16 Voice/Data||Link 16 Data|
|Throughput||26.8 through 1102 (Block Upgrade 2) kbps TADIL J Coded, Free Text Variable Format or Enhanced Throughput||26.8 through 1102 (Block Upgrade 2) kbps TADIL J Coded, Free Text Variable Format or Enhanced Throughput||26.8 through 1102 kbps TADIL J Coded, Free Text Variable Format or Enhanced Throughput||26.8 through 1102 kbps TADIL J Coded, Free Text Variable Format or Enhanced Throughput||26.8 through 1102 kbps TADIL J Coded, Free Text Variable Format or Enhanced Throughput||26.8 through 1102 kbps TADIL J Coded, Free Text Variable Format or Enhanced Throughput|
|No. of Channels||1 (+ TACAN)||1 (+ TACAN)||4 (+ TACAN)||2||1||1|
7.62 x 7.5 x 13.5 in
7.6 x 7.5 x 13.5 in
7.62 x 7.5 x 13.5 in
|5 x 5.6 x 11 in||Handheld, 2.6 x 8.4 x 1.7 in||Embeddable, 5.5 x 4.25 x 5.25 in|
|Weight||51.5 lb||63.89 lb||64.6 lb||16.5 lb||2.19 lb Including Battery||6 lb|
|Power Consumption (Max TSDF)||350 W||350 W||350 W||120 W||12 W||80 W|
|Transmit Power||200 W/25 W/1 W||200 W/25 W/1 W||200 W/25 W/1 W||63 W||8 W or 8 mW||63 W or 8 W|
|Link 16 Diversity Receive/Transmit||Yes||
|Cooling||Forced Air Fan Convection||Built-in Fan Convection||Forced Air Fan Convection||Forced Air Convection or Conduction||Free Air Convection||Conduction|
|Input Power||440 V Aircraft Power||110/220 AC or 28 VDC||440 V Aircraft Power||28 VDC||12 V Battery||28 VDC|
|Host Interfaces||MIL-STD 1553, X.25, Ethernet and STANAG 3910 and Voice||Dual ADDSI (Increased Speed X.25), Multiple Ethernets, and Voice (MIDS-LVT(11)/(12))||MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, and Voice||Ethernet 10/100 Base-T and Voice||
Ethernet/USB/Netwarrior and Voice