ViaSat Receives Over $71 M in Follow-on Delivery Orders for BFT-2
- Orders enable accelerated production and field testing of BFT-2 in 2011
"These orders will enable ViaSat to accelerate ground vehicular transceiver production and support Army installation and field testing of the BFT-2 system this year," said Phil Berry, vice president of ViaSat Command and Control Situational Awareness (C2SA).
Global Military Communications & COTS Market 2013-2023
The ViaSat BFT-2 network securely transports command and control messages, and situational awareness updates at higher data rates than the BFT-1 network. The next generation BFT-2 network is also expected to improve situational awareness latency from minutes to just seconds.
The new BFT-2 system is derived from ViaSat mobile satellite communication technology, which enables fast, efficient network access using very small antennas. These systems provide communications-on-the-move (COTM) service to both military and commercial customers.
Source : ViaSat Inc.