Viasat selected to provide Critical Mission Networking and Communication Equipment

16 January 2018

Viasat Selected by United States Special Operations Command to Provide Critical Mission Networking and Communications Equipment, Sustainment and Support Services

Viasat Awarded Up to $350M, Five-year, Sole-Source Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for Advanced Equipment, Systems, Services and Support

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced today it was awarded an IDIQ contract with an initial ceiling of $350M for advanced equipment, systems, services and support to significantly modernize ground/air situational awareness, tactical data links, terrestrial networking, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), tactical satellite communications, information assurance, network management and cybersecurity for Special Operations Forces.

This major contract award includes a diverse array of Viasat capabilities recently assessed, tested and validated to enable new concepts of operation (CONOPS), improve situational awareness, avoid fratricide and improve operational mission effects for Special Operations Forces. 

The IDIQ contract is structured to expand and evolve over time, keeping pace with rapid technology advancements in mobile networking, cybersecurity and broadband satellite communications technology sectors. The flexible nature of the IDIQ will allow Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to rapidly acquire, deploy and evolve a wide variety of new operational capabilities, terminals, products, systems, services, support and sustainment in support of current and future SOCOM missions.