Press Release

Sep 09, 2010



ViaSat and DEW Engineering & Development Align to Expand Canada Situational Awareness


CARLSBAD, Calif. and HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 09, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) and DEW Engineering and & Development ULC have signed a technology and marketing alliance agreement to collaborate to bring innovative, integrated Link 16 networking to mobile and fixed shelters for joint customers in Canada. The goal of the agreement is to expand the global Link 16 environment and provide additional information sharing to bridge gaps in situational awareness in Canada by combining ViaSat transformational Link 16 systems and DEW trailer, vehicle, and shelter systems. Link 16 is the dominant military data link for secure, jam-resistant communications, enabling interoperable situational awareness and command and control ("C2") information sharing between frontline air and surface platforms.


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"We continue to make rapid improvements in our product line, which enable continuous advances in military communications. We look forward to working with DEW and gaining the benefits of their tactical shelters and mobile systems for our worldwide military customers," said Paul Baca, ViaSat VP and general manager for Tactical Data Link Systems.


"This agreement expands our capabilities into new technologies and we are pleased to be supporting ViaSat with its pursuits in Canada," said Craig Campbell, vice president of Business Development at DEW.


DEW and ViaSat specifically intend to collaborate on technical matters to ensure seamless product integration, and on marketing and business development in international and domestic military markets.


For more product information, please contact Craig Campbell at DEW, (613) 736-5100, c.campbell@dewengineering.com, or Janet Mackett at ViaSat, (760) 476-2560, janet.mackett@viasat.com.


About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)


ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat includes a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.


About DEW Engineering and Development ULC


DEW Engineering and Development, ULC is a wholly owned subsidiary of CoorsTek of Golden, Colo. The company is organized into two geographic areas employing over 400 people: the main plant and headquarters in Ottawa (125,000 square feet of manufacturing) and a manufacturing organization in Miramichi, New Brunswick (90,000 square feet of manufacturing).


DEW specializes in military vehicle assembly and manufacturing, land combat vehicle re-life/re-role, and add-on armour protection systems. DEW's Armour Unit specializes in offering one-stop shopping for the design, manufacture, and support of large scale high-tech ceramic composite armour systems. DEW has designed and manufactured thousands of modular add-on ceramic armour kits and customized panels for a broad range of wheeled and tracked military vehicles.


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, including statements that refer to the collaboration on technical matters. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include continued turmoil in global financial markets and economies; the availability and cost of credit; the ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new products and enhancements; and other factors affecting the communications 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 10K 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.


SOURCE ViaSat Inc.


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