C4iSR: Maritime

Surface Navy 2020: MIDS on Ship programme poised for full-rate production

21 January 2020

MIDS on Ship (MOS) programme, a BAE System platform designed to enable US Navy warships to employ Link 16 tactical datalink communications across domains through Data Link Solutions' Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS JTRS), is poised to begin full-rate distribution once programme officials complete sea state trials.

The company has sent several of the MIDS JTRS-based Link 16 datalink platforms to the navy for the testing, which is slated to begin in the coming weeks, BAE Systems' director of Business Development Electronic Systems John Byrnes said on 14 January. The trials are the final step in the sea service's evaluation of MOS, which is a joint venture between BAE Systems, Rockwell Collins, and Data Link Solutions.

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