15 Jun 2018

Viasat Acquires Horsebridge Defence and Security

Global communications company, ViaSat, has acquired Horsebridge Defence and Security – a UK-based company focused on design; system integration and support of deployable secure networks.

Through this acquisition, the Viasat UK group envisages it will gain deeper military communications integration expertise, enabling the company to continue to grow its business in the UK defence market by delivering mission-critical ground-based communication networks and services.

From their UK-base in Cheltenham, Horsebridge Defence and Security have developed relationships with the UK Armed Forces, supporting a number of UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) programmes. The company offers a range of secure network products and services that target and meet the UK’s defence requirements, and are continually developed to stay at the forefront of technology.

The Horsebridge Defence and Security team will be integrated into Viasat’s already established Farnborough, UK-based organisation with access to Viasat’s full communications portfolio.

Martin Flather, Director, Horsebridge Defence and Security, commented: “Viasat is a strong match for the Horsebridge Defence and Security team; we are aligned both culturally and in our technical vision for how to bring secure ground networks to UK MOD and adjacent markets.

“Having access to Viasat’s broad portfolio of technologies and capabilities will enable us to create new secure communications and mobility platforms that leverage high-capacity mobile networks with assured availability – with accredited secure voice, video and messaging services – whenever and wherever military forces require it in the UK or overseas.”

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