ViaSat Receives LinkWay IP Satcom Modem Awards from General Dynamics and TeleCommunication Systems for U.S. Marine and U.S. CENTCOM Terminals: Orders for "Current Force" Mesh IP Satcom System to Fulfill U.S. Marine SWAN and U.S. CENTCOM MiTT Terminals Ordered Through World-Wide Satellite Systems Program

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ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has received orders for its LinkWay(R) 2100 IP modems and LinkWay Network Management Systems from General Dynamics C4 Systems (Scottsdale, AZ) and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.(TCS) (NasdaqGM:TSYS). The full mesh LinkWay 2100 IP modem has been designated a "Current Force Modem" and continues to be a key component of the Department of Defense push to accelerate the adoption of new technology to enable more modular, mobile forces.

    These new orders stem from the DoD World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract, which provides bandwidth-efficient, multimedia communication systems for federal communication missions, including defense, disaster relief, and homeland security. The LinkWay modems will be interoperable with the current Army Joint Network Node (JNN) hubs and/or the Coalition Multi-National Network (CMN) deployments. LinkWay 2100 is the most widely used broadband full mesh IP satcom modem in the DoD. Deliveries on these orders are scheduled to be complete by the end of the current quarter.

The LinkWay system enables direct connections between command locations without a central hub, and uses ViaSat Dynamic Bandwidth Resource Allocation technology to cut satellite bandwidth costs through automatic, adaptive assignment and advanced coding. Quality of Service (QoS) features enable customers to establish priorities for different types of IP service traffic. Each customer is integrating the LinkWay modems into complete portable terminal to provide quick-setup, beyond-line-of-sight communications for multiple information services.

The order from General Dynamics C4 Systems is for satellite networking equipment to be used in the U.S. Marine Corps' Support Wide Area Network (SWAN). General Dynamics received a four-year, indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery contract for the SWAN program in January.

The second order, from TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS), is for terminals to be used in Military Transition Team (MiTT) activities, as U.S. forces advise and train Iraqi, Afghan, and other allies to help them become self-sustained security forces. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Lifecycle Management Command at Fort Monmouth is the contracting authority. TCS won a three-year -- base plus two option years -- contract for MiTT in January.

For product information, please contact Larry Taylor 760-476-2432.

About TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (

TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ:TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology that requires proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems and satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, such as traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense, State, and Homeland Security.

About ViaSat

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The Company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company's four wholly owned subsidiaries, US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, and Intelligent Compression Technologies, design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, and data acceleration and compression products. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

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Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. The Company refers you to the documents it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in the Company's Form 10-K, which contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation. All additional products are trademarks of their respective owners.

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