Powering Link 16 on Apache AH-64E, UK Falcon and more: STT
4-Channel comms for Link 16 + advanced waveforms: MIDS JTRS
Leading provider of MIDS-LVT(1) to F-16 fleets worldwide
MIDS-LVT(2) integration leader for ground, sea + air

Link 16 / MIDS Terminals + Radios

Link 16 + Software-Defined, Multi-Channel Radios for Air, Land, and Sea Platforms

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?

  MIDS-LVT(1) MIDS-LVT(2)/(11)/(12) MIDS JTRS STT BATS-D BATS-E
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
Form Factor/Size

7.62 x 7.5 x 13.5 in

7.62 x 2.252 x 13.46 in

7.6 x 7.5 x 13.5 in

8.44 x 13 x 24.75 in

7.62 x 7.5 x 13.5 in

7.62 x 2.252 x 13.46 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

No (MIDS-LVT(2)/(11))

Yes (MIDS-LVT(12))

Yes Yes No No
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

Ethernet/USB