ViaSat Will Add Capability to Air Force Joint Communication Simulator under New Task Order

ViaSat Will Add Capability to Air Force Joint Communication Simulator under New Task Order

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has received a $3.97 million Task Order (TO) for modification of the Joint Communication Simulator (JCS) under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force. The JCS enables accurate analysis of communication system performance without the expense of in-flight testing. This award continues to expand the simulation system capabilities to include new operating modes and communication, navigation and intelligence signals, including integrating Link 16 into government RF communication simulators.

“Link 16 is the preferred tactical data link between coalition forces and this development increases the utility of the JCS by adding this key communication signal to the RF simulation environment,” said Greg Norton, program manager, ViaSat Simulation Systems Group.

For more than 10 years ViaSat has been developing and delivering communication, navigation, and identification (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.

JCS systems are located at the Air Force Flight Test Center’s (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.

For additional information, contact John Hoffman, director, ViaSat 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.

SOURCE: ViaSat Inc.

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

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