Small Tactical Terminal Deliveries from ViaSat and Harris Reach 100 Milestone

Compact multi-band radio helps tactical edge personnel improve situational awareness

Oct 15, 2012, 08:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) and Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) have delivered the 100th two-channel, KOR-24 Small Tactical Terminal (STT) that expands the availability of situational awareness data to military users at the tactical edge. STT reduces the size, weight, and power of tactical data link equipment and includes a range of software-defined VHF/UHF military radio and Link 16 functions. At only 16 lbs, the terminal is finding a variety of applications in ground vehicles, light aircraft, small boats, helicopters, UAVs, and small shelterized communication nodes.


"Our customers see tremendous value in having both air and ground situational awareness information available in a single radio terminal. The ability to bridge data between Link 16 and VHF/UHF networks is now much easier," said Dr. Jay Kaufman, GM of ViaSat Tactical Data Links.

"Interoperability is a high priority for the military," said Ed Zoiss, vice president, C4ISR Electronics, Harris Government Systems. "With this combination of ViaSat and Harris technologies, we're extending interoperability to MIDS Link 16 terminals, JTIDS, and combat net radio systems, and it supports allTADIL J network messages, including Network Enabled Weapon (NEW)."

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About Harris Corporation ( Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees – including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services.

About ViaSat ( 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.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about interoperability between Link 16 and UHF/VHF military radios. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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