ViaSat Receives Joint Communication Simulator Award

ViaSat Receives Joint Communication Simulator Award

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 04, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) received a $18.3 million (with options to $20.9 million) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force in support of continued development of the Joint Communication Simulator (JCS). This award extends the JCS capabilities at three locations to include Link-16, new operating modes, and other new CNI signals. The award covers task orders for JCS feature development in support of Air Force and Navy avionics system testing through 2013.

“This contract is very important to the continued development of new communication, navigation, and identification system test capability for our Department of Defense customers and further extends our lead in the functional range of our systems,” said Greg Norton, program manager, ViaSat Simulation Systems Group.

For more than 10 years ViaSat has been developing and delivering unique CNI test capabilities to DOD customers. The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) Electronic Warfare Avionics Test and Integration Complex (ATIC) at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), California and the Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF) at the Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD), Maryland all use ViaSat JCS systems.

For additional information on the joint communication simulator or other RF simulation systems, please contact John Hoffman, ViaSat director, Simulation Systems at 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 has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, 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. The Company refers you to the documents it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in the Company’s Form 10-K, which contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

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.

Brainerd Communicators Joe LoBello / Scott Cianciulli, 212-986-6667 

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