ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has successfully implemented an Integrated Waveform Network Control Station (IW NCS) for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD). The IW is designed to allow the UK MOD to make the most efficient use of its UHF satcom assets with seamless voice and data assignments across 5 and 25 kHz UHF channels. Additional benefits include significantly improved voice quality and interoperability with U.S. military forces in theater.
The turnkey Initial Operational Capability (IOC) installation includes ViaSat RT-18xx based terminal hardware together with UHF satcom antennas from Spirit River PTY LTD.
The successful installation and testing of the IOC is a major milestone toward providing the UK MOD with advanced UHF satcom networking. The next phase, Final Operational Capability (FOC), will enable the UK MOD to plan and control two IW master channels simultaneously and include built-in failover redundancy.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, 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 1,750 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cyber security products 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 has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.