ViaSat C-130 Aircraft Hatch-Mount Satellite Antenna for Broadband Ku-band Communications Passes Certification Testing

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ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has delivered a hatch-mounted Ku-band satcom antenna for C-130 aircraft that has received air worthiness certification from U.S. Air Force authorities at Warner Robbins Air Force Base. The hatch mounted antenna enables configuration of aircraft for 2-way broadband communication access to terrestrial services and the GIG without any permanent modifications. Within minutes, ground crews can configure the aircraft for a specific mission, and then easily return the plane to normal transport configuration when the mission is complete. The newly-certified antenna enables use of an airborne satcom system to access wide area Department of Defense SIPRNet and NIPRNet networks at data rates up to 10 Mbps inbound and 512 kbps outbound while airborne and en route to mission destinations.

    The small, low-profile antenna is enabled by the ViaSat ArcLight(R) spread spectrum waveform, a major breakthrough in satellite communications for the Command and Control on the Move (C20TM) system that was recently certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). C2OTM is a commercial, off-the-shelf Ku-band satcom system that can be easily installed on ground vehicles, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, small-surface ships, and any mobile platform requiring broadband IP access on the move. The ViaSat waveform overcomes the challenges of satellite blockage from obstructions such as buildings, trees or helicopter blades.

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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 Inc., 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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