Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the availability of ViaSat-2 satellite communications (SATCOM) service for government, defense and military applications. The service leverages the world's most advanced communications satellite, ViaSat-2, along with innovations in ground networking technologies, that will deliver significant performance advantages over any other commercial or U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) SATCOM system.
In early March 2018, Viasat conducted a ViaSat-2 SATCOM system demonstration—attended by representatives from the U.S. armed forces—and showed a number of cloud-based government applications. The speeds on the ViaSat-2 satellite system demonstrated the industry's fastest broadband connections, exceeding 100 Mbps during the demonstration day.
The ViaSat-2 SATCOM system has the ability to:
"We are proudly demonstrating emerging U.S. government concept of operations requiring bandwidth-intensive, cloud-connected military applications with our latest high-throughput commercial satellite, ViaSat-2," said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. "The innovations in the new ViaSat-2 satellite and network show that we can dramatically improve operational capabilities for military missions. This satcom system is the first in our series of ultra-high-capacity global satellite networks, which will enable superior reach, readiness, and resiliency for global military forces."
The ViaSat-2 satellite system validates the performance advantages and capabilities of Viasat's commercial satcom system today with a glimpse into the Company's ViaSat-3 satcom system capabilities. Viasat's satcom network delivers more bandwidth and better resilience, redundancy and active cyber protection required to maximize operational performance in the contested environments military operations face during combat.
Source: ViaSat, Inc.
Date: Mar 12, 2018