Under this particular SPAWAR contract, ViaSat will help support the sustainment and modernization of the joint UHF military satcom network integrated control system, UHF satcom channel controllers and user terminals. In addition, ViaSat will provide a path to a modern crypto design for next-generation UHF terminals.
This award highlights the US Government’s commitment to maintaining the long-term viability of proven UHF systems; ensuring Navy warfighters have ongoing support and access to proven communications technology when in the battlespace.
Ken Peterman, senior vice president and general manager, Government Systems Division, ViaSat said in an interview, “UHF military satcom has a long history enabling beyond line-of-sight communication across the battlespace, and provides a solid, ‘always available’ communications solution. This award reflects the Navy’s commitment to using proven UHF radios and channel controllers already deployed worldwide, mitigating risk with non-fielded communications systems in order to ensure continued and enhanced capabilities for the warfighter many years into the future.”