ViaSat makes secure communication terminals for SPAWAR

CARLSBAD, Calif., 4 Oct. 2005. ViaSat Inc. has been awarded another add-on order valued at nearly $5.7 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System terminals from The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego.

CARLSBAD, Calif., 4 Oct. 2005. ViaSat Inc. has been awarded another add-on order valued at nearly $5.7 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System terminals from The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego.

The add-on order includes LVT(1) airborne terminals, LVT(2) ground-based Low Volume Terminals and spares. The MIDS LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communication for U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Army platforms.

ViaSat is one of two U.S. government-qualified manufacturers of Link-16 MIDS terminals, part of a tactical radio system that collects data from many sources and displays an electronic overview of the battlefield. ViaSat recently delivered its 500th MIDS terminal to SPAWAR under the program.

This order adds to the $60 million delivery order announced on June 13 and the $5.2 million add-on order announced September 21. This order brings the total to more than $70 million for the largest MIDS order received by ViaSat as part of the MIDS Lot procurements.

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other wireless communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. Products include network security devices, tactical data radios, and communication simulators. ViaSat also has a full line of VSAT products for data and voice applications, and is a market leader in Ka-band satellite systems, from user terminals to large gateways. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, Calif., and Norcross, Ga., along with its Comsat Laboratories division based in Clarksburg, Md. Additional field offices are located in Boston, Mass. and the Washington DC/Baltimore area.

In addition, the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, US Monolithics, designs and produces monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules for use in broadband communications. US Monolithics is based in Chandler, Ariz. For more information, see www.viasat.com.

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