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ViaSat to Develop In-Flight Broadband, Comms Services for Air Force One; Ken Peterman Comments

ViaSat to Develop In-Flight Broadband, Comms Services for Air Force One; Ken Peterman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

airforce 1 largeViaSat will develop global in-flight broadband and communications services for Air Force One and other aircraft for U.S. government senior officials under a $73.2 million contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency awarded in June.

Work under the contract will support the VC-25s, C-17s, C-32s, C-37s, C-40s and special air mission aircraft through ViaSat's in-flight internet service, ViaSat said Monday.

Ken Peterman, senior vice president and general manager of ViaSat's government systems division, said the company's “global in-flight internet service ensures executive and government leaders and their teams can stay connected, informed and productive.“

The company will design the service for government officials and staff to stream full-motion video for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; command and control; and search and rescue missions.

ViaSat built the connectivity tool to help users maintain two-way communications through video conference calling and voice over internet protocol calls.

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