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Data Link Solutions, ViaSat Awarded $483M in Contract Funds to Update Navy Radio Systems

The U.S. Navy has awarded separate contract modifications to Data Link Solutions and ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) to continue support work on the service’s Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems program. Data Link Solutions, a joint venture between BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), will conduct MIDS JTRS modernization efforts …

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ViaSat Lands $560M DISA Communications Service Contract

ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has landed a potential eight-year, $559.9M contract to provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications service to Defense Information Systems Agency senior leaders and staff when they travel by aircraft. The contract has a one-year base value of $55.7M along with seven option years, the Defense Department said Thursday. DISA received one …

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ViaSat to Help Sustain USSOCOM Mission Networks Under Potential $350M IDIQ Award

ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received a potential $350 million contract to deliver mission networking sustainment services to the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s procurement division. The Carlsbad, California-based communications firm will primarily carry out work at a ViaSat and USSOCOM facilities through December 2022, the Defense Department said Thursday. USSOCOM awarded the indefinite–delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a …

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Data Link Solutions, ViaSat Get $123M in Navy Contract Modifications for MIDS Radio Terminals

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) have received contract modifications worth $123.4 million combined to continue to develop, produce and sustain Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems terminals for the U.S. Navy. The modifications to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract increase the contract’s ceiling value from $478.6 million to $602 million, the …

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Air Force Picks Raytheon, L-3, ViaSat for Wideband Satcom Tactical Service Demo Contracts

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) have won separate contracts to provide protected tactical service field demonstration support services to the U.S. Air Force. The service branch awarded the cost-plus-incentive-fee contracts through a competitive acquisition process with five proposals received, the Defense Department said Thursday. The companies will …

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ViaSat Secures Potential $73M DISA Contract for Ku-Band/Ka-Band Communications Services

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a potential $73.2 million contract to Carlsbad, California-based company ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) to provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications for the agency’s senior leaders and support staff. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers ViaSat subscription-based services for personnel travelling aboard an aircraft. The …

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Boeing Taps ViaSat for Link 16 Tactical Terminals on Apache Choppers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 2, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has asked ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) to provide 90 Link 16 small tactical terminals for its AH-64E Apache lots 5 and 6 production line, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. ViaSat said Thursday the terminals will work to support network interoperability and combat communications for the Apache helicopters. About Executive Mosaic: …

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Navy Picks ViaSat, Data Link Solutions for MIDS-LVT Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts worth a total of $880.8 million to ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) and Data Link Solutions for the production and maintenance of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminal. The Defense Department said Friday ViaSat will provide support under a $514.3 million contract while Data Link Solutions, a joint venture of BAE …

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ViaSat Lands Radio Terminal Production IDIQ with US Navy, Intl Clients

ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has been awarded a $478.6 million follow-on contract to produce and sustain joint tactical radio terminals for the U.S. Navy and international customers under a foreign military sales agreement. The four-channel software-defined radio is designed to gather and transmit broadband, resist jamming attempts and protect data …

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Report: EchoStar Reveals 3% Equity Stake in Inmarsat

Colorado-based EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) disclosed in a stock exchange filing that it has secured a 3 percent equity stake in U.K.-based Inmarsat valued at approximately $108.9 million and a 10.4 percent position in the latter’s convertible bonds worth $67.4 million, Reuters reported Friday. EchoStar needs to decide by July 6 whether …

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