SPAWAR selects ViaSat to support US Navy's UHF satellite communications network

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has awarded ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) a sole source contract for engineering, technical services and hardware/software products in support of the US Navy´s joint Ultra High Frequency (UHF) military satellite communications (satcom) system, the company said.

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.

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.

ViaSat, Inc. 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.