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Rockwell Collins, BAE JV to Provide Data Network Terminals to U.S., Coalition Forces

Data Link Solutions,  a Rockwell Collins (NYSE: ROC) and BAE Systems joint venture, has won a $24 million U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command contract.

The companies will provide tactical data exchange network terminals to U.S. and coalition forces.

The link 16 terminals are jam-resistant and crypto-secured to provide real-time data communications, situational awareness, navigation and digital voice. The link 16 network is used by the U.S., NATO and its allies.

Data Link will provide variant radios, such as the MH-60R, MH-60S and F/A-18, for U.S. Navy military platforms and foreign military sales customers, including Australia and Japan.

Data Link will also provide MIDS-LVT variant radios for U.S. Army platforms.

“DLS has delivered thousands of MIDS terminals over the past 12 years and we’re proud to be able to play a role in providing the U.S., NATO and our allies with the family of MIDS products, ” said Data Link Director Michael Beltrani. “We are committed to providing the warfighter assured, protected access to the time-critical situational awareness required to efficiently complete their missions anywhere in the world.”

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