ViaSat Awarded SATCOM II Contract from General Services Administration(Carlsbad, Calif., May 3, 2007) -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has been selected by the General Services Administration Federal Technology Service (GSA/FTS) for a five-year, $90 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide the full range of ViaSat satellite communication (satcom) products and services to government agencies. All agencies of the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense, can use the contract to purchase satellite communication systems, information assurance products, and engineering services.
The IDIQ contract provides access to the full range of ViaSat offerings, including LinkStar(R) and LinkWay(R) VSAT terminals and services, UHF satcom equipment, network encryption equipment, and Ku-band "comm on the move" terminals and services. In addition, the contract provides satellite bandwidth on a global basis, mobile satcom terminals and services from multiple systems, systems engineering support for defining and planning systems for potential government requirements including secure networks, and Ka-band services.
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"This contract is an opportunity to better serve our customers by providing a total spectrum of cost-effective, commercial satellite communication systems to all federal agencies," said Mark Schwene, director of strategic initiatives for ViaSat Government Satcom Systems. "We intend to use this contract to make our emerging products and services available as soon as they enter the commercial market, keeping our government customers on the leading edge."
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