Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, has announced its Ku-/Ka-band multi-network, multi-mode Global Mobile Antenna (GMA) 5560-101 has successfully completed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) D0-160G certification process and the US Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) C-17 Modified Airworthiness Certification Criteria (MACC) testing, the company said.
By completing both the certification and test programs, the Viasat antenna has demonstrated it can provide powerful in-flight broadband connectivity, enabling advanced situational awareness, en-route mission planning, and a host of other applications that demand the highest forward and return link capacity available.
The DO-160G certification enables Viasat´s antenna to be immediately installed on select United States Air Force (USAF) and Foreign Military Sale (FMS) senior leader, VIP and other military aircraft. Passing all AFMC C-17 MACC tests demonstrates the antenna´s ability to become fully certified for USAF and FMS C-17 platforms. Viasat is in the process of submitting C-17 MACC test reports for official review.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people´s lives anywhere they are–on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com,