ViaSat Awarded $54 million for MIDS JTRS Development
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has been awarded $54 million from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for co-development and qualification of Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) capabilities for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS). The MIDS JTRS joint development by ViaSat and Data Link Solutions is part of the U.S. government program to provide a migration path from the MIDS-LVT terminal to a certified, reprogrammable, software-defined radio architecture for tactical data links.
The order was awarded under the MIDS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract initially executed in March 2010 and recently expanded to a higher ceiling amount to accommodate additional awards. Link 16 MIDS is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea, and ground platforms.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers Exede® services in North America, which feature ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite; worldwide mobile satellite services, including global tracking and messaging as well as high-speed in-flight Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; Wi-Fi and other hotspot operations, support, and management systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,300 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.
Exede is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.
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