The U.S. Air Force has awarded Data Link Solutions a $33.6 million contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) low volume terminal, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced Thursday. Data Link Solutions is a joint venture between BAE Systems and Collins Aerospace.
The $33,598,645 firm-fixed-price, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) requirements contract will provide for repair services for current configuration line and shop replaceable units to ensure terminal-to-terminal interoperability between MIDS and Link-16 terminal platform variants. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Wayne, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed June 4, 2023. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, in Georgia, is the contracting activity.
This announcement comes after the U.S. Navy selected DLS and Viasat to participate in a five-year contract worth a potential $999 million contract for each company to produce, retrofit and sustain MIDS Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals last month.
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