ViaSat has been selected to provide a small tactical terminal to the Canadian air force for use in the service’s long-range patrol aircraft CP-140 Aurora.
The broadband services and technology firm will work with General Dynamics’ mission systems business unit to manufacture the two-channel, software-defined KOR-24A terminal for the customer, ViaSat said Wednesday.
The company added that the Link 16 terminal will support Canada’s air force as it uses the CP-140 Aurora patrol aircraft for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, including anti-surface warfare and strike coordination.
Ken Peterman, senior vice president of government systems division at ViaSat, said the company intends to help Canada’s national defense agency meet the ongoing needs of its missions in collaboration with General Dynamics.
The small tactical terminal is compatible with other Link 16 enabled platforms such as Halifax-class frigates, CF-18 Hornets and fixed and mobile ground stations, ViaSat said.
ViaSat began to deliver the small tactical terminal to Canada in March.