Tag Archives: Ken Peterman

Viasat Updates NSA-Certified Network Encryption Device; Ken Peterman Quoted

Viasat has updated a device built to help government and military customers secure networks that process sensitive information. KG-142 now works to protect Layer 2 Ethernet communications for big data processing and cloud computing applications, Viasat said Wednesday. The National Security Agency-certified network encryptor is designed to help users simultaneously operate up to 32 peer-to-peer connections at …

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Viasat Gets NSA OK for Handheld Link 16 Radio Tech; Ken Peterman Quoted

The National Security Agency has approved Viasat‘s handheld Link 16 radio technology for deployment to military customers from the “Five Eyes” alliance composed of U.S, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and U.K. ViaSat said Wednesday it designed the Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System-Dismounted device to help air and ground forces communicate with one another and increase their situational …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Satcom, Industry-Military Partnerships at Satellite 2018

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, cited the importance of communications to the U.S. military during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Satellite 2018 conference, National Defense reported Thursday. “There is no mission that takes place in the United States military that isn’t enabled …

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Viasat to Help Modernize NATO Satcom Control Stations

Viasat has secured a contract to update NATO control stations for ultra-high-frequency satellite communications systems in an effort to help address the international alliance’s integrated waveform baseline requirement. The company said Wednesday it will modernize NATO’s UHF communications infrastructure to the Visual Integrated SATCOM Information, Operation and Networking software package designed …

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Viasat to Enter Production Phase for Air Force Cryptographic Data Module

Viasat and the U.S. Air Force have jointly completed a production readiness review of an cryptographic module for military handheld devices and unmanned systems that transmit sensitive and classified data. The embeddable Mini Crypto module passed the assessment and is slated to enter low-rate initial production, Viasat said Wednesday. Mini Crypto is designed to …

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ViaSat Delivers Link 16 Communications Systems for Canadian Navy’s Halifax-Class Frigates

ViaSat has supplied an end-to-end Link 16 communications system to support Halifax-class frigates of Canada’s navy. The fleet-wide Link 16 multi-link upgrade will help the Canadian navy boost its communications capacity with U.S., NATO and other allied forces as well as prepare for and address potential at-sea threats, ViaSat said Tuesday. …

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Lockheed Taps ViaSat to Provide Navy LRASM Weapon Data Links

Lockheed Martin has awarded ViaSat a contract of an undisclosed value to provide L-band data link communications technology for the integration and testing phase of the U.S. Navy‘s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program. ViaSat said Wednesday it will deliver Weapon Data Link L-Band units and provide software enhancement and flight test support services under the follow-on contract. LRASM is …

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Boeing to Integrate ViaSat Tactical Comms Terminals on Marines’ AV-8B Attack Aircraft

Boeing has awarded ViaSat a potential $20 million contract to manufacture small tactical terminals for integration onto AV-8B Harrier attack planes for the U.S. Marine Corps and international defense customers. ViaSat said Monday its KOR-24A STT units will work to help Harrier pilots communicate with other U.S. and allied airmen or ground forces via the Link 16 and Soldier Radio Waveform …

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