Additional $5.5 Million MIDS-LVT Lot 11 Delivery Order

Additional $5.5 Million MIDS-LVT Lot 11 Delivery Order

2010-10-05 -

Add-on increases total Lot 11 award to $39.7 million 

Carlsbad, Calif. – ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has been awarded an additional order valued at $5.5 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System – Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) and spares from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego. This order augments the Lot 11 delivery orders previously announced by ViaSat as part of the MIDS annual Lot procurements. This new Lot 11 add-on is for LVT(1), LVT(2), LVT(4), and LVT(11) terminals for U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force programs, and to support a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) requirement for the Commonwealth of Australia. Terminal deliveries are scheduled to begin in March 2011. 

MIDS-LVT is part of a tactical radio system (non-satellite) that collects data from many sources and displays an electronic overview of the battlefield using secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice. The system is used by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, as well as the military forces of other nations. ViaSat is one of two U.S. government-qualified manufacturers of Link 16 MIDS terminals. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to delivery dates. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.


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