Wideband Small Tactical Terminal Certified by NSA
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Wideband Small Tactical Terminal (STT) (KOR-24A), co-developed by ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) and Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been certified by NSA and is ready for delivery to U.S. and international military customers. The two-channel KOR-24A is being delivered with a Link 16 channel together with the ability to simultaneously use the wideband UHF Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) or Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2). Integration with multiple platforms is in progress and nearly 100 terminals are already on order.
Along with the new software-defined, wideband waveforms, the new STT includes narrowband VHF/UHF SINCGARS, HAVE QUICK, VULOS, and HPW, as well as Link 16. The enhanced STT is also backward compatible with approximately 150 previous-version STTs already in operation on a number of U.S. government and international airborne, surface, and ground-based platforms.
"This added capability brings the modern wideband UHF waveforms to a new set of users who want modern networking in addition to NATO and U.S. coalition standard Link 16 communications," said Ken Peterman, executive VP of ViaSat Government Systems Division. "The acceptance of the enhanced STT by the community has exceeded our expectations and confirms the need for this product."
Ed Zoiss, VP and general manager, Defense Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems, added, "Making the latest Falcon III technology and waveforms available to a broader class of space/weight constrained airborne, ship, and ground applications in the two-channel STT can meet the growing need for air-sea-ground information sharing."
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ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers Exede® services in North America, which feature ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite; worldwide mobile satellite services, including global tracking and messaging as well as high-speed in-flight Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,300 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.
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