29 Mar 2019

Viasat, MDA win contract for Canadian Army’s ASCCM Project

Viasat, in partnership with MDA, has announced Viasat’s KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT) has been selected by the Canadian Department of National Defence to support its Airspace Coordination Centre Modernization (ASCCM) project.

Through the award, Viasat and MDA will support the Canadian Armed Forces’ efforts to modernise computer suite and data link radios. Viasat’s STT will be a key enabler of improved interoperable network communications by significantly enhancing voice and data capabilities across air, land and sea platforms.

Viasat’s Link 16 radio communications systems provide US and international allied warfighters with greater situational awareness by exchanging digital data over a common communication link that is continuously and automatically updated in real-time, reducing the chance of fratricide or duplicate assignments, while significantly enhancing mission effectiveness even in harsh and severely contested environments.

Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems, Viasat, said: “This award once again validates the field-proven interoperability and performance capabilities of Viasat’s STT.

“Viasat and MDA remain committed to delivering today’s most comprehensive portfolio of Link 16 tactical data link solutions that meet the size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements needed to support assured communications across a variety of Canadian Armed Forces platforms.”

Mike Greenley, Group President, MDA, commented: “This award is yet another example of the growing partnership between Viasat and MDA, which leverages a dedicated and skilled Canadian workforce to meet the critical communications needs of the Canadian Armed Forces.”

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