ViaSat Completes Phase 1 UHF Satcom Integrated Waveform Installation for UK Ministry of Defense
CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has successfully implemented an Integrated Waveform Network Control Station (IW NCS) for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MOD). The IW is designed to allow the UK MOD to make the most efficient use of its UHF satcom assets with seamless voice and data assignments across 5 and 25 kHz UHF channels. Additional benefits include significantly improved voice quality and interoperability with U.S. military forces in theater.
The turnkey Initial Operational Capability (IOC) installation includes ViaSat RT-18xx based terminal hardware together with UHF satcom antennas from Spirit River PTY LTD.
The successful installation and testing of the IOC is a major milestone toward providing the UK MOD with advanced UHF satcom networking. The next phase, Final Operational Capability (FOC), will enable the UK MOD to plan and control two IW master channels simultaneously and include built-in failover redundancy.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede® by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cyber security products 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 has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
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 statements about efficient use of UHF satcom assets, improved quality and interoperability, providing the UK MOD with advanced UHF satcom networking, and Final Operational Capability. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: 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 defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat’s 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. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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