With global security under threat, the need for advanced command, control,
communications, computing and intelligence systems is greater than ever. Collins
Aerospace’s Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems (MIDS) –
co-developed in partnership with BAE Systems – offer high-speed, secure sharing
of military tactical data links through the Link 16 network.
Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Fighter Data Link -
(MIDS-FDL) — meets a reduced set of operational requirements (notably
the 50-Watt Power Amplifier) for the USAF F-15. Two of the terminal SRUs are
tailored for the MIDS-LVT(3), while four other SRUs and one CSCI are unique. The
MIDS FDL terminals have undergone block upgrade 2 (BU2) to meet
crypto-modernization, enhanced throughput and frequency remapping requirements.
Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems-Low Volume Terminal
- (MIDS-LVT (1)) — a low-cost Link 16 terminal, extension of
complementary technologies and proven expertise, which offers a flexible,
open-architecture design. It’s the optimum solution for all your Link 16
applications and capable for space and weight constrained platforms, for
example; U.S. Navy (USN) F/A-18, U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16, Rafale and
Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio
System (MIDS-J) — a four-channel radio that runs the Link 16 waveform
and up to three additional communication protocols, including the Airborne
Networking Waveform. The system enhances operational effectiveness without
consuming more space, weight or power.
Multifunctional Information Distribution System -Low Volume Terminal
2-11 (MIDS-LVT 2-11) — maintain an unmatched level of situational
awareness. With its self-contained terminal design, high reliability and
multiple standard interfaces, the LVT 2/11 is the terminal of choice for
ground-fixed, transportable or mobile applications for situational awareness or
command and control.
Multifunctional Information Distribution System on Ship (MIDS-On
Ship) — full interoperability with all Link 16 systems, with the added
capability of 1,000 watts of RF output power and extensive interference
protection features. The core MIDS-On Ship system consists of three main line
replaceable units: the MIDS terminal, the Remote Power Supply and the High Power
Mobile Integration and Test Environment (MITE) — a
configurable data link simulation and testing vehicle for exercising
Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) terminals and host
equipment. It gives you an independent means to test and evaluate the
platform/user Link 16 data link implementation during development, integration,
testing and deployment.