ViaSat-2 Satellite Communications Services Available for Canadian Armed Forces and Government Applications

ViaSat-2 Satellite Communications Services Available for Canadian Armed Forces and Government Applications

ViaSat-2 to Deliver Networked Communications to keep Canadian Military Strong, Secure and Engaged

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (CANSEC 2018, Viasat Booth #3052), May 30, 2018 -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the availability of satellite communications (SATCOM) service over ViaSat-2, the world’s most advanced communications satellite, for Canadian Armed Forces and government applications.

At CANSEC 2018, Viasat conducted its first international defense-focused ViaSat-2 system demonstration—attended by representatives from the Canadian Armed Forces—showing cloud-based applications and services delivered over Viasat’s secure, resilient, high-capacity SATCOM network in Canada.

ViaSat-2 system innovations available to Canadian Armed Forces and government users include:

  • Transmit bandwidth-intensive, media-rich cloud applications: Fast data rates and more satellite capacity enable 4K and HD video streaming to thousands of electronic devices simultaneously for greater operational capabilities.
  • Information assurance: Security advancements available on ViaSat-2 will provide secure Internet Protocol (IP) networking and data storage for sensitive and top secret communications as well as accredited encryption systems including Viasat’s KG-250X, which is approved for use for Canadian Department of National Defense (DND).
  • Defense against electromagnetic, terrestrial or cyber-attacks: The resilient nature of the Viasat network will enable mission-critical communication packets to be protected and distributed safely, even in highly contested environments.
  • Assured communications: Viasat’s Hybrid Adaptive Network (HAN) concept will provide a global, redundant system for the Canadian government and military to access Viasat’s global Ku-band networks, its more advanced Ka-band networks, as well as the Mercury Global Project/Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. Viasat’s HAN will allow terminals to roam across multiple networks to maximize resilience and collaboration for ground fixed, transportable, mobile, maritime and airborne platforms.

“We are proudly demonstrating emerging military and government concepts of operations requiring bandwidth-intensive, cloud-connected applications with our latest high-throughput commercial satellite, ViaSat-2,” said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. “Viasat is committed to delivering the latest advancements in SATCOM technologies for U.S. and international coalition partners. The innovations in the new ViaSat-2 satellite and network further demonstrate that we can provide our allies and coalition partners with superior SATCOM and communications services that will enable access to a number of bandwidth-intensive applications required for missions of today and tomorrow.”

The ViaSat-2 SATCOM system is the first in Viasat’s series of ultra-high-capacity global satellite networks, which will enable superior reach, readiness, and resiliency for military forces around the globe.

The ViaSat-2 satellite system validates the performance advantages and capabilities of Viasat’s commercial SATCOM system today with a glimpse into the Company’s ViaSat-3 SATCOM system capabilities. Viasat’s SATCOM network delivers exceptional bandwidth and resilience, redundancy and active cyber protection required to maximize operational performance in the contested environments military operations face during combat.

About Viasat
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit:, go to Viasat’s Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to the ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 satellite platforms and enabled service offerings, including speed, capacity, reach, resiliency, redundancy and future capabilities. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 satellite platforms; unexpected expenses or delays related to the satellite systems; the ability to successfully implement Viasat’s business plan for broadband satellite services on Viasat’s anticipated timeline or at all, including with respect to the ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 satellite platforms; and risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of ViaSat-3 and Viasat’s other satellites, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; reduced demand for products as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply products; Viasat’s level of indebtedness and ability to comply with applicable debt covenants; and other factors as may be detailed from time to time in Viasat’s public announcements and SEC filings. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat’s SEC filings available at, including Viasat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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Viasat, Inc. Contacts
Jamie Clegg, Public Relations, Viasat Government Systems, +1 760-893-3609,
June Harrison, Investor Relations, +1 760-476-2633,

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