Aug 16, 2006
ViaSat Selected as MIDS Tactical Network Terminal Supplier for Turkish Air Force
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has been selected by the Turkish Air Force as the supplier for an additional 194 Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) airborne Low Volume Terminals (LVT(6)). Turkey plans to install the terminals on its fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters. The order will be placed under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program and is in addition to the quantity announced as part of the MIDS Lot 7 award, bringing the total expected Turkish order to 203 terminals. Delivery of the units is expected to begin in October of this year and continue through the 4th quarter of ViaSat's fiscal year 2010 (Jan.-Mar., 2010).
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"The Turkish Air Force maintains one of the largest, most advanced F-16 fleets in the world, so we're pleased to have been selected by them," said Paul Baca, vice president for Tactical Data Links at ViaSat. "We believe this agreement highlights the reputation ViaSat has earned in the international market for the quality of our Link-16 products. It builds and extends our international MIDS production contract backlog for several more years. And the support infrastructure we will be establishing in Turkey provides a solid foundation for serving other allies in Eastern Europe and Asia."
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. Products include satellite ground equipment, information security devices, tactical data radios, and communication simulators. ViaSat has a full line of VSAT products for data and voice applications, and is a market leader in Ka-band satellite systems, from user terminals to large gateways. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.
In addition the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries
* US Monolithics designs and produces monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules for use in broadband communications for military and commercial applications.
* Efficient Channel Coding, an innovator in satellite communication components and systems based on the new DVB-S2 standard for satellite, wireless, and wire-line communication systems.
* Enerdyne Technologies Inc., an innovator in video data link equipment and digital video systems for defense and intelligence markets, primarily for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Safe Harbor Statement
Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat MIDS terminals, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: 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. The Company refers you to the documents it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Factors That May Affect Future Performance in the Company's Form 10-K, which contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.
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