AQYR Announces Participation in Viasat’s Government Terminal Modification Kit Program

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Program Provides Access to High-Capacity Satellite-Enabled Networks

“We are excited to be working with Viasat to provide an affordable, resilient communications capability to our DoD and international coalition partners,” said Carl D’Alessandro, president of AQYR Technologies, Inc.

AQYR Technologies, Inc., a New Hampshire based manufacturer of rugged, portable, tactical satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals, announced it will participate in Viasat’s government-focused terminal modification kit program, which will enable AQYR’s terminals to interoperate with Viasat’s current and next-generation high-capacity SATCOM networks, including hybrid, multi-network architectures. Hybrid, multi-network SATCOM architectures will allow military users to easily roam among commercial and purpose-built defense satellite networks.

Enabling interoperability between AQYR’s terminals and Viasat’s SATCOM networks provides assurance to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and international coalition forces that their current inventory of SATCOM terminals will be able to access Viasat’s next-generation, high-capacity satellite networks by simple updates to existing terminals without the need to purchase new equipment.

“We welcome companies like AQYR, who have committed to join us in creating a path to simplify technology logistics and lower total cost of ownership in relation to defense SATCOM networks,” said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. “Our terminal modification kit will help U.S. DoD and international military forces quickly implement an end-to-end hybrid architecture to support their diverse mission sets while using interoperable terminals on the best available SATCOM networks.”

Hybrid networks can maximize subscriber capabilities and resilience by providing simultaneous access to multiple networks. These networks may span multiple orbital regimes, operate over multiple frequency bands, provide independent terrestrial infrastructure and feature different network management and cyber defense capabilities, providing inherent diversity and removing single points of failure and/or attack. Due to load balancing, different service level agreements, network congestion, weather and other attributes, the user population of hybrid networks will be spread across multiple transport networks. This will make it difficult for an adversary to target their communications capabilities for collection, exploitation or denial.

For more information on hybrid networking, please visit Viasat’s website.

About AQYR
AQYR Technologies, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Windmill International, Inc., provides innovative satellite communications products and solutions to a broad range of DoD, international defense, and enterprise customers. AQYR’s advanced, lightweight, easy to set-up ground satellite communications terminals support a variety of missions in benign to severe environments. AQYR, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, is a veteran founded, employee owned small business.

About Viasat
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: http://www.viasat.com, go to Viasat’s Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements about the performance and benefits of the Viasat high-capacity satellite enabled networks, including forward compatibility, ability to use existing equipment, simplified logistics, lower ownership costs and interoperability; and the features and benefits of the terminal modification kit. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: risks associated with satellite failures, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in performance; product defects; regulatory issues; delays in approving U.S. government budgets and cuts in government defense expenditures; technologies that do not perform according to expectations; availability of partner solutions on hybrid, multi-network architectures; and the introduction of new technologies and other factors affecting the communications and defense industries generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat's SEC filings available at http://www.sec.gov, including Viasat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

AQYR Company Contacts
Virgil Russell, Sales, AQYR Technologies, Inc. +1-321-412-0707, vrussell@aqyrtech.com

Viasat, Inc. Contacts
Jamie Clegg, Public Relations, Viasat Government Systems, +1 760-893-3609, James.Clegg@viasat.com
June Harrison, Investor Relations, +1-760-476-2633, IR@viasat.com

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