Viasat Receives Over $80M in Development Awards for Multi-Function AESAs Across Warfighting Domains


CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 7, 2023 -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it has received awards totaling over $80 million to develop Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) systems for ground, maritime, and space applications.

AESA, a type of phased array antenna that offers greater flexibility and resilience to support military platforms, is often employed when multiple beams, low probability of intercept (LPI) and jamming resistance are required. Viasat is leveraging commercial AESA phased array antenna technology and products to meet these demanding defense requirements. The developments will allow Viasat’s existing phased array technology to be extended and adapted to support defense operational environments and mission needs, enabling scalable, and highly flexible capabilities to be achieved at previously unattainable recurring cost.

“Viasat has an impressive legacy of solving the most difficult microwave and millimeter wave problems for our warfighters,” said Dr. Jeanne Atwell, general manager for Viasat Arizona Operations. “These awards will advance the state-of-the-art of multi-function AESAs and these developments promise to improve the performance of a myriad of sensor, satellite communications, and line of sight communication systems operating in the most demanding of conditions across multiple domains.”

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Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. With offices in 24 countries around the world, our mission shapes how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate and connect. Viasat is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, reliable, secure, affordable, fast connections to positively impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea, while building a sustainable future in space. On May 30, 2023, Viasat completed its acquisition of Inmarsat, combining the teams, technologies and resources of the two companies to create a new global communications partner. Learn more at, the Viasat News Room or follow us on 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 supporting current and future government and commercial satellite programs, and the capabilities of Active Electronically Scanned Array technology. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in our SEC filings available at, including our 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. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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