EUROMIDS, Paris, France, is awarded an estimated € 322,200,000 (U.S. $338,794,284) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs), spares, engineering support and logistics to four European nations’ (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) military platforms, and software support to the five MIDS nations’ systems engineering and integration of MIDS-LVTs. MIDS-LVTs provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Air Force and Army platforms, and the platforms of subject nations. The U.S. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
Multifunctional Information Distribution System – Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) is a communications and navigation terminal in full-rate production. When integrated into a host platform, MIDS-LVT provides Link 16 digital data link, Link 16 digital voice communications, and TACAN capabilities. Since production started, the MIDS-LVT has evolved with hardware, firmware, and software updates to resolve performance and stability deficiencies and to provide new Link 16 capabilities. Link 16 data link is a joint and allied secure anti-jam high speed data link that uses standard messages to exchange information among flight or battle-group host platforms or between combat platforms and command and control systems.
U.S. Services and many allied nations will deploy MIDS-LVT and MIDS-JTRS-equipped aircraft, ships, and ground units in order to provide military commanders with the ability to communicate with their forces by voice, video, and data during all aspects of military operations. MIDS-JTRS networking capability and multiple waveforms are intended to allow collaboration despite geographical and organizational boundaries. MIDS-JTRS is a pre-planned product improvement of the MIDS-LVT system. When integrated into a host platform, MIDS-JTRS provides MIDS-LVT capabilities, plus three additional programmable channels capable of hosting JTRS Software Communications Architecture-compliant waveforms in the 2 to 2,000 megahertz radio frequency bandwidth.
EuroMIDS is formed by four leading European Defense Industries: THALES Communications and Security SA (France), FINMECCANICA S.p.A. (Italy), AIRBUS Defence & Space Deutschland GmbH (Germany) and INDRA Sistemas SA (Spain). Each Partner Company participates on the development and production of the Terminal. The page “Partners” will give you further information about these different companies. The EuroMIDS Terminal has been qualified and certified by IPO. Several hundreds of EuroMIDS Terminals are already in production for the four European MIDS Participants and many Third Party nations. The Euromids Headquarters are located in Paris, France.