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ViaSat Receives $13.8 Million Follow-on Delivery Orders for BFT-2 — Press Release

ViaSat Receives $13.8 Million Follow-on Delivery Orders for BFT-2

Orders affirm government desire to transition to enhanced BFT-2 systems as quickly as possible

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received delivery orders from PM Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below totaling $13.8 million under its Blue Force Tracking 2 (BFT-2) IDIQ contract. These contracts include the installation and test of production satellite ground station and satellite network control center equipment as well as L-band bandwidth leasing, network ground equipment, and thousands of additional production vehicular transceivers. These next generation BFT-2 systems are designed to enable much faster situational awareness updates and higher transmission speeds.

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“These follow on task orders demonstrate our customer’s commitment to our new system and the desire to transition to the BFT-2 architecture as quickly as possible,” said Phil Berry, vice president of ViaSat Command and Control Situational Awareness (C2SA). “We’re working closely with the FBCB2 program team to ensure successful fielding of this network upgrade.”

The ViaSat BFT-2 network offers situational awareness updates and increased data throughput. The next generation BFT-2 network is expected to improve situational awareness latency from minutes to just seconds.

The new BFT-2 system is derived from ViaSat mobile satellite communication technology, which enables fast, efficient network access using very small antennas. These systems provide communications-on-the-move (COTM) service to both military and commercial customers.

About ViaSat

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat includes a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
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