ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) was awarded Lot 13 orders valued at $33.9 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) for the U.S. Government and Turkey. The orders resulted from a competitive procurement through the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and were awarded under the MIDS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract initially executed in March 2010. The MIDS LVT terminals are for U.S. Government E/A-18G, P-3, EP-3E, P-8A, MH-60R, E-2D, B-1, and ground terminal applications (63%), and FMS sales to Turkey (37%).
"These awards reflect the government's recognition of our commitment to maximizing Link-16 availability for the warfighter by delivering ahead of schedule and rapidly turning around any returns," said Dr. Jay Kaufman, general manager of ViaSat Tactical Data Links.
MIDS-LVT forms the backbone of the Link-16 network across the U.S. DOD and the international coalition. Core terminal functions include not only Link-16 data, but secure voice, and TACAN capabilities on selected terminals.
Source: ViaSat Inc.
Date: Nov 12, 2012