Viasat Inc. is awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Navy for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals.
The contract, with a maximum potential value of $998.8 million, is for the production, retrofits, development and sustainment of the MIDS JTRS terminals. The U.S. Department of the Navy’s Naval Information Warfare System Command (NAVWAR) at San Diego, California, is the contracting authority and awarded the contract on behalf of the MIDS Program Office (PMA/PMW-101) (N00039-20-D-0058).
This contract combines purchases for the Navy, Air Force and MIDS Program Office, as well as purchases for NATO and all NATO nations under the FMS program. The contract work will be performed in Carlsbad, California, and is expected to be complete by May 2025.
The MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea and ground platforms. Currently, there are three variants of MIDS JTRS terminals: the Concurrent Multi-Netting-4, the Tactical Targeting Network Technology and the F-22 variant.
These terminals will continue to be procured, sustained and updated for future growth, including JTRS advanced networking waveforms such as: multifunction advanced data link, intra-flight data link and other advanced networking waveforms.