United States Air Force Awards Viasat a Sole-Source Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity Contract Worth Up to $90 Million to Expand Tactical Data Networking Capabilities
IDIQ Contract Covers Viasat’s BATS-D Device--the World’s First and Only Handheld Link 16 Radio for Real-Time Fused Air/Ground Military Communications
BATS-D is the world’s first and only handheld Link 16 radio. It bridges a critical gap between air and ground forces by providing warfighters at the tactical edge with real-time, secure, reliable access to integrated air and ground information for improved situational awareness and enhanced close air support communications.
“This IDIQ award demonstrates the value of the AN/PRC-161 handheld Link 16 radio for the unique mission requirements of today’s USAF operators,” said
The IDIQ contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at
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