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When seconds count, get immediate line-of-sight communications for mission success

In the chaos of combat, lives depend on fast communications. Whether on the ground, in the air or at sea, Viasat delivers enhanced situational awareness and real-time access to mission-critical information for warfighters in highly contested areas. With Viasat’s Tactical Data Links (TDL) and Line-of-Sight (LOS) networking and communications capabilities, fratricide potential is reduced and warfighter effectiveness is exponentially improved.

Warfighters around the globe have counted on Viasat’s TDL, LOS, and other wireless communications for:

  • Link 16 fighter-to-fighter communications
  • Link 16/LOS air-to-ground communications
  • Digitally-aided close air support
  • Network enabled weapons and autonomous swarms
  • Ground-based intra-brigade/tactical communications


Link 16/LOS terminals, radios and gateways

With the threat of the emerging great power competition, militaries around the world need ways to counter peer adversaries across a multi-domain battlespace. With a 25+ year TDL legacy, we anticipate the challenges for the next generation of warfighters. Viasat’s TDL innovations provide the connectivity that significantly enhances mission effectiveness and improve warfighter safety.

Viasat is proud to provide warfighters with game-changing innovations and industry firsts:

  • World’s only small form factor, multi-channel Link 16 radio
  • World’s first and only handheld Link 16 radio
  • World’s first Link 16-capable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft
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Link 16 – software, accessories, and training

Link 16 software tools

On the battlespace, it’s critical that your Link 16 communications be ready at a moment’s notice. That’s why Viasat offers a full range of software tools for monitoring, analyzing, testing, troubleshooting, and managing terminals and networks. 

Link 16 accessories

Featuring  ruggedized racks, controllers, power supplies, cables, antennas, and other accessories for Link 16 terminals, Viasat offers the broadest range of support equipment to help you get more added value out of your missions.

Link 16 training

Viasat offers customized training courses for beginner to advanced users, individuals or groups. The program is structured to help users adjust to new mission needs, adapt to new technologies, and leverage the enhanced situational awareness required to succeed. 

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