ViaSat antennas and modems selected for NATO communications
ViaSat technology is designed to provide the Selex and NATO Satellite Ground Station (SGS) project with multicarrier-capable antennas and a secure, bandwidth efficient, open standard system to ensure coalition interoperability.
The value of the contract is in excess of $10 million. The order is for multiple 16-meter and 11.3-meter X-band earth stations, ViaSat MD-1366 modems, and services. The new terminals are scheduled to be installed and commissioned at NATO European sites with delivery starting by end of calendar 2012.
The MD-1366 EBEM replaces legacy, FDMA modems and ensures future interoperability with joint, allied, and coalition forces, a key objective of the U.S. Army WIN-T program and other NATO nation partners.
The MD-1366 is the industry’s only DSCS and WGS certified, fully STANAG 4486 ed.3 compliant modem. The modem eliminates the need for a separate Inline Network Encryptor (INE) with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified AES-256 bulk encryption.