Funded Development Will Add Link-16, Other New Modes to Communication Test System
(Carlsbad, Calif., May 13, 2008) -- 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.