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February 13, 2012

DLS to provide MIDS-LVTs for South Korea Air Force

Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture of Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, has been selected by the Republic of Korea Air Force to provide its multifunctional information distribution system - low volume terminals (MIDS-LVTs).

Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture of Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, has been selected by the Republic of Korea Air Force to provide its multifunctional information distribution system – low volume terminals (MIDS-LVTs).

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What is driving and impacting South Korea’s Defense Market?

South Korea’s defense budget is currently valued at $48.3 billion after experiencing impressive and robust annual growth of 10.5% in 2022. Over the forecast period, South Korean defense expenditure is anticipated to register a strong CAGR of 6.3% over 2023-27 and reach $66.2 billion by 2027. The country’s acquisition budget, which includes research and development (R&D) funding, is also anticipated to register significant growth, projected to reach $21.6 billion in 2027, seeing significant rise from the anticipated $17 billion in 2023. South Korean defense spending is continuing to be fueled by the country’s hostile relationship with North Korea, coupled with the need to develop its own domestic industry. If you want to strategize successfully off this growing market, it is important to be fully informed. This report’s key findings include:
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DLS director, Mike Beltrani, said: "This contract enables a critical military requirement for the Republic of Korea Air Force F-16s to meet their data link network requirements."

Under the $5.5m contract, DLS will provide MIDS-LVTs for installation on Air Force F-16 aircraft to enhance information management capability and improve mission effectiveness and survivability.

The MIDS-LVT is an advanced Link-16 command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) system incorporating high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital communication links for exchange of near real-time tactical information, including both data and voice.

The terminals have been designed to support key theatre functions such as surveillance, identification, air control, weapons engagement coordination, and direction for all the services and allied forces.

The system also provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant capability for US Navy, US Air Force, US Army platforms, and platforms serving France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

The MIDS LVT features two major line replaceable units, the receiver / transmitter and the remote power supply and is used for a wide variety of airborne, ground, and maritime applications.

Production of MIDS LVTs began in October 2001, and the system is currently managed by the US Navy.

Work will be carried out in Wayne, New Jersey, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US while the deliveries, which began in late 2011, will continue through 2014.

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What is driving and impacting South Korea’s Defense Market?

South Korea’s defense budget is currently valued at $48.3 billion after experiencing impressive and robust annual growth of 10.5% in 2022. Over the forecast period, South Korean defense expenditure is anticipated to register a strong CAGR of 6.3% over 2023-27 and reach $66.2 billion by 2027. The country’s acquisition budget, which includes research and development (R&D) funding, is also anticipated to register significant growth, projected to reach $21.6 billion in 2027, seeing significant rise from the anticipated $17 billion in 2023. South Korean defense spending is continuing to be fueled by the country’s hostile relationship with North Korea, coupled with the need to develop its own domestic industry. If you want to strategize successfully off this growing market, it is important to be fully informed. This report’s key findings include:
  • Details on the defense budget
  • Drivers of defense spending
  • Key trends impacting the market
Download the full report so you can formulate winning strategies for the road ahead.
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

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