ViaSat has been awarded a $9.8 million order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) Production Transition Terminals. MIDS JTRS is designed to enable the warfighter to use multiple JTRS-approved waveforms, such as the wideband networking waveform (WNW), and to increase channel-information throughput and security. The terminal is designed to operate using new communication protocols and to support new applications that will integrate into many host platforms. MIDS-J uses Link 16 and TACAN functions, as well as three 2 MHz to 2 GHz programmable channels, according to the company