ViaSat Gets $4.8M Order for 30 MIDS Terminals for F-16

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Carlsbad, Calif.-based ViaSat Inc. said Jan. 13 it had received a $4.8 million Foreign Military Sales order from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command for 30 Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminals (LVT) for F-16 aircraft.

MIDS-LVT is part of a tactical radio system that collects data from many sources and displays an electronic overview of the battlefield using secure, high-capacity and jam-resistant digital data and voice.

ViaSat is one of two U.S. government-qualified manufacturers of Link 16 MIDS-LVT airborne terminals. It also builds related ground-based terminals.