Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Aug. 11, 2017)
Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (N00039-15-D-0007), is being awarded a $123,446,064 ceiling increase modification to its current indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
The modification will increase the original contract value from $478,600,000 to $602,046,064.
The contract covers the production, development and sustainment of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals.
The MIDS JTRS terminal is a four-channel software defined radio that delivers existing Link 16 with concurrent multi-netting-4 and tactical air navigation functionality, as well as three channels for future growth, including JTRS advanced networking waveforms such as tactical targeting network technology, multifunction advanced data link, intra-flight data link and other advanced networking waveforms.
The MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea and ground platforms.
This contract combines purchases for the Navy, and potentially other U.S. armed services (99 percent), and various other foreign governments, and NATO nations (1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (50 percent); and Wayne, New Jersey (50 percent), and work is expected to be completed June 2020.
No funds are obligated at the time of award.
Future contract actions will be issued and funds obligated as individual delivery orders are issued. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract modification was not competitively procured because it is a follow-on sole-source, multiple-award procurement.
Non-competitive procedures were approved for this modification under class justification and authority 18,012.
On behalf of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Program Office, the Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.



--ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California (N00039-15-D-0008), is being awarded a $123,448,640 ceiling increase modification to its current indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract.
The modification will increase the original contract value from $478,600,000 to $602,048,640.
The contract covers the production, development and sustainment of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals.
The MIDS JTRS terminal is a four-channel software defined radio that delivers existing Link 16 with concurrent multi-netting-4 and tactical air navigation functionality, as well as three channels for future growth, including JTRS advanced networking waveforms such as tactical targeting network technology, multifunction advanced data link, intra-flight data link and other advanced networking waveforms.
The MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea and ground platforms.
This contract combines purchases for the Navy, and potentially other U.S. armed services (99 percent), and various other foreign governments, and NATO nations (1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Work will be performed in Carlsbad, California, and work is expected to be June 2020.
No funds will be obligated at the time of award.
Future contract actions will be issued and funds obligated as individual delivery orders are issued.
Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract modification was not competitively procured because it is a follow-on sole-source, multiple-award procurement.
Noncompetitive procedures were approved for this modification under class justification and authority 18,012.
On behalf of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Program Office, Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

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