ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) was recently awarded a Lot 14 order valued at USD21.7m for Multifunctional Information Distribution System – Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) for the US government, Australia, Oman, and Thailand.
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. These MIDS-LVT airborne terminals are for US government aircraft as well as over 50% to FMS sales.
MIDS-LVT forms the backbone of the Link-16 network across the US DOD and the international coalition. Core terminal functions include not only Link-16 data, but secure voice, and TACAN capabilities on select terminals.
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world´s highest capacity satellite; service to more than 2,300 mobile platforms, including Yonder Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the US and allied governments.