ViaSat Awarded MIDS JTDS Contracts Worth $88M

The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) awarded ViaSat Inc. contracts to provide Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) terminals to the U.S. Navy and Air Force. MIDS JTRS provides the ability to communicate by voice, video and data with a line-of-sight, jam-resistant capability among ground, air and naval assets.

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ViaSat receives first Supplemental Type Certificate for in-cabin distribution system

ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, has received its first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for its in-cabin distribution system. This is the first of two significant STCs ViaSat expects to obtain with respect to in-flight entertainment and connectivity, with the second STC anticipated in Q1 2016 for its hybrid Ku/Ka-band antenna system.

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