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Friday, December 21, 2012

ViaSat Awarded Airborne ISR Services Contract

Emily Feliz @EmilyFeliz1

ViaSat will provide broadband airborne satcom services for a U.S. government customer under a contract award valued at $52 million. The one-year contract is a renewal for services already provided using ViaSat ArcLight technology over a managed private network established in 2009 to support military missions.

ViaSat mobile broadband systems are designed to provide high-speed, beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) communications for media-rich ISR, C2 and other applications. Typical operational data rates range from 1 to 8 Mbps off the aircraft using Ku- and Ka-band satcom links. These systems are flown on over 300 government aircraft such as the C-130, C-17, U-28, and various King Air models, accumulating over 500,000 mission hours.

These same terminals can operate seamlessly on the global Yonder® satellite network. In addition, ViaSat offers higher priority regional service overlays to Yonder network coverage with a range of connectivity and performance options.

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