US Navy contracts Viasat to deliver KOR-24A STT supplemental units

1 October 2019 (Last Updated October 1st, 2019 11:19)

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 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.”

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.