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Viasat Link 16 Handheld Radio Gets NSA Certification

Viasat Link 16 Handheld Radio Gets NSA Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Viasat Link 16 Handheld Radio Gets NSA Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting eventViaSat‘s handheld Link 16 radio has obtained the National Security Agency‘s Type 1 security certification to process classified information.

The Viasat Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System ““ Dismounted radio works to provide direct access to a line of sight tactical datalink network for aircraft, ships and ground forces, the company said Monday.

BATS-D is designed to facilitate digital communications between dismounted joint terminal attack controllers and close air support aircraft.

NSA tested BATS-D’s interoperability with other Link 16 radios such as the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems and the KOR-24A small tactical terminal as part of the Type 1 certification process.

Ken Peterman, president of Viasat’s government systems arm, said that BATS-D interoperated with the other Link 16 radios in the Cryptographic Modernization Initiative and legacy modes on the first attempt.

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