ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) said it reported the demonstration of in-flight network switching between a US government Ka-band Wideband Global SATCOM satellite and a commercial Ka-band satellite.
The USAF proof of concept flight demonstration was conducted under a cooperative research and development agreement with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in cooperation with Air Mobility Command, 193rd Air National Guard, MITRE, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The body of observers included representation from US Strategic Command.
ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-quality communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,100 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.