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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 051-98
March 09, 1998

Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal Ceremony

Undersecretary of Defense (Aquisition and Technology) Dr. Jacques S. Gansler and representatives of the office of the assistant secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence) will receive the initial delivery of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal in a Pentagon ceremony on Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will take place in Room 3B1062, Lounge 2.

MIDS is the next generation of Link-16 terminals. It is a tactical, secure, jam resistant voice and data communications system that will be used by the United States and allies in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. MIDS is the Department of Defense's first successful cooperative development of an electronic systems program.

The ceremony is open to press coverage. Reporters interested in attending this ceremony should contact Susan Hansen, Pentagon press office, at (703) 693-6858.

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