ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a provider of on-ground or in-flight communications, has delivered its 500th production of KOR-24A small tactical terminal (STT), the company said.
This milestone was achieved as ViaSat reached a steady state production rate in excess of 20 terminals per month with a stair-step approach that is expected to produce 40 units per month by the end of the calendar year.
ViaSat´s STT has been in operational service with US and international militaries for five years and has exceeded 1,000,000 operational flight hours in Link 16 networks to date. The STT provides direct Link 16 interoperability among traditional and edge users in combat and between and among US and allied nations. Currently, the STT is in service on a wide variety of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft across all military services and special operations forces as well as small maritime craft, deployable command and control stations and expeditionary gateways. It is also in service with a number of international coalition partners in ground and air applications.
The STT is a two-channel radio designed to meet the needs of users who have size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints, but also need simultaneous access to Link 16 and either wideband UHF or legacy VHF/UHF. Having both channels in one terminal enables users to consume tactical information from a ground network, such as the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) or Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), and pass that information over to Link 16 and vice versa, creating an improved situational awareness and a common operational picture between air and ground forces.
ViaSat is a global broadband services and technology company that ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access whether on the ground or in-flight.