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ViaSat Secures Potential $93M Air Force Handheld Radio Delivery IDIQ

Jeff Brody

ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has been awarded a potential four-year, $93M contract to supply multimode handheld link radios and associated equipment to the U.S. Air Force’s special warfare troops.

The company will also train personnel on how to operate the AN/PRC-161 Handheld Link 16 radio technology as part of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Monday.

The AF Life Cycle Management Center is the contracting activity and will use fiscal 2020 other procurement funds for orders.

Contract work will take place in Carlsbad, Calif., through Dec. 31, 2023.

ViaSat designed its Handheld Link 16 technology to help military users communicate air and ground situational awareness data when they perform tactical missions.

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