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March 25th, 2010

ViaSat... Moving MIDS Terminals For Services

ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) has received a delivery order valued at approximately $21.5 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System – Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), MIDS Program Office (MPO) in San Diego, California. MIDS-LVT terminals provide greater situational awareness in combat for U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and for U.S. defense partners by gathering information into a digital view of the battlefield.

The secure, high capacity, jam resistant wireless (non-satellite) system connects users with both digital data and digital voice communications. Delivery of the Lot 11 MIDS-LVT units is expected to begin in March of next year and continue through February of 2012. The MIDS-LVT Lot 11 order includes LVT(1) airborne and LVT(2) ground-based terminals under a new five year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. This new award includes LVT(1) terminal variants for F/A-18, P-3, E-2D aircraft and MH-60R/S helicopters, along with terminals for the BACN program and other U.S. Navy applications. The MIDS-LVT Lot 11 order also includes LVT(2) terminal variants for various U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Joint Forces applications as well as terminals for Germany, Australia, and Korea.