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 requirements 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 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, VHF/UHF Narrowband, 1 GHz to 2 GHz, VHF/UHF Wideband||Link 16, Legacy VHF/UHF, Wideband UHF, and Satcom||Link 16 Voice/Data||Link 16 Data|
|Throughput||26.8 through 1102 (Growth) kbps TADIL J Coded||26.8 through 1102 (Growth) kbps TADIL J Coded||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 (Growth) kbps TADIL J Coded||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||6 lb|
|Power Consumption (Max TSDF)||350 W||350 W||350 W||120 W||16 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||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Cooling||Forced Air Convection||Forced Air Convection||Forced Air Convection||Forced Air Convection or Conduction||Free Air Convection||Conduction|
|Input Power||440 V Aircraft Power||110/220 AC||440 V Aircraft Power||28 VDC||12 V Battery||28 VDC|
|Host Interfaces||MIL-STD 1553, X.25, Ethernet and STANAG 3910||Dual ADDSI (Increased Speed X.25) and Multiple Ethernets||MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, and Voice||Ethernet 10/100 Base-T||