05 Jun 2018

ViaSat-2 communications available for Canadian Armed Forces

Viasat has announced the availability of satellite communications (SATCOM) service over ViaSat-2 for Canadian Armed Forces and government applications.

The move will see both the Canadian Armed Forces and government users will be able to use the system for bandwidth intensive tasks, with complete security through accredited encryption systems, which have been approved by the Canadian Department of National Defense.

Viasat recently conducted its first international defense-focused ViaSat-2 system demonstration—attended by representatives from the Canadian Armed Forces -showing cloud-based applications and services delivered over Viasat’s secure, resilient, high-capacity SATCOM network in Canada.

ViaSat-2 system innovations available to Canadian Armed Forces and government users include transmit bandwidth-intensive, media-rich cloud applications; information assurance; defence against electromagnetic, terrestrial or cyber-attacks; and assured communications.

Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat, said: “We are proudly demonstrating emerging military and government concepts of operations requiring bandwidth-intensive, cloud-connected applications with our latest high-throughput commercial satellite, ViaSat-2.

“Viasat is committed to delivering the latest advancements in SATCOM technologies for US and international coalition partners. The innovations in the new ViaSat-2 satellite and network further demonstrate that we can provide our allies and coalition partners with superior SATCOM and communications services that will enable access to a number of bandwidth-intensive applications required for missions of today and tomorrow.”

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