ViaSat Receives F-35 Lightning II U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory Award

ViaSat Receives F-35 Lightning II U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory Award

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received a $12 million award from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. for the manufacture, integration, test, and delivery of a Communication, Navigation, and Identification (CNI) Function Stimulator (CFS) for avionics testing of F-35 Lightning II aircraft, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter. This follow-on CNI Stimulator is an integral part of the Verification and Validation Facility (VVF) for the U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory (USRL) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. ViaSat delivery of the CFS to Lockheed Martin is scheduled for 2010.

The complexity of the avionics systems in state-of-the-art fighter aircraft requires realistic test environments and accurate signal representation. ViaSat RF stimulators provide a true-to-life CNI test environment and reduce the cost of in-flight testing.

For more than 10 years ViaSat has been developing and delivering CNI test systems to DoD customers. RF stimulation from ViaSat goes beyond ordinary simulation and computer modeling techniques to actually stimulate the avionics environment with real signals of RF energy, including RF jamming and background signals.

For additional information, contact John Hoffman ( by email, or call 760-476-2588.

About ViaSat (

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company owns five subsidiaries: US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, Intelligent Compression Technologies, and JAST. These companies design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression products, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat locations include Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Gilbert, AZ, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

Safe Harbor Statement

Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at, including without limitation, ViaSat’s annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat’s 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.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. “Comsat” is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation.

SOURCE: ViaSat Inc.

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