The US Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWARSYSCOM) has awarded a contract to ViaSat to deliver supplemental units for the KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT).

The indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract will support foreign military sales to US-allied militaries.

Viasat’s KOR-24A STT is a multi-channel radio that can enable Link 16 communications in a small form factor.

The terminal also supports interoperability between the US and the military agencies of international partners and enables improved communication.

Viasat Government Systems president Ken Peterman said: “Viasat’s KOR-24A STT has the ability to provide our international military partners with convenient, streamlined access to next-generation technology capabilities needed to enhance situational awareness and improve mission effectiveness across the battlespace.

“Given current backlog and pending orders of Viasat’s KOR-24A STTs by both US and international defence customers, we see this as another testament to the increased demand for a flexible, multi-channel Link 16 radio at the tactical edge.”

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The supplemental units will allow NAVWARSYSCOM to integrate aircraft, vehicles, and maritime vessels into the Link 16 network.

The programme will also enable the command to exchange real-time communication such as tactical situational awareness data and voice with other Link 16-enabled platforms.

Additionally, the contract structure will allow the sale of KOR-24A STT to foreign militaries.

The company’s STT units are intended to be integrated into fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, ground vehicles, and maritime vessels.

The KOR-24A STT is developed by Viasat in partnership with Harris to meet the needs of platforms with size, weight, and power constraints.