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Link 16/Line-of-Sight terminals, radios, and gateways

Software-defined, multi-channel systems for air, land, and sea 

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Addressing the challenges of the next generation of warfighters

The tactical communications landscape is evolving. From the new class of users being introduced into the network to the way information exchange requirements are adapting to mission-driven needs, Viasat anticipates these challenges and more that warfighters will be facing. Our end-to-end approach to Link 16 and LOS communications, features:

  • Broadest range of terminals and radios available
  • Built-in resiliency and redundancy with our tactical gateways
  • Tech enhancements including more throughput, better crypto and nimbler network management

Which terminal/radio is right for your mission?








EnerLinks III


Supported Domains

Air and Maritime


Air, Ground, and Maritime Tactical Edge - Air, Ground, and Maritime

Tactical Edge - Ground

Air, Ground, and Maritime Air and Ground Air, Ground, and Maritime

Supported Waveforms

Link 16, TACAN

Link 16, TACAN Link 16, TACAN Link 16 Voice/Data, VHF/UHF, Narrowband / Wideband UHF, and Satcom Link 16 Voice/Data Link 16 Data Full-duplex, L, S and C band Link 16

No. of Channels

1 (+ TACAN)

1 (+ TACAN) 4 (+ TACAN) 2 1 1 Multiple HD/SD Video 1
Form Factor/Size 7.62 x 7.5 x 13.5 in
7.62 x 2.252 x 13.46 in
7.6 x 7.5 x 13.5 in
8.44 x 13 x 24.75 in
7.62 x 7.5 x 13.5 in
7.62 x 2.252 x 13.46 in 
5 x 5.6 x 11 in Handheld, 2.6 x 8.4 x 1.7 in Embeddable, 5.5 x 4.25 x 5.25 in Airborne: 7.5 x 5 x 1.8 in
Ground: 7.9 x 10.5 x 3.2 in
5 x5.6 x 6.8 in
Weight 51.5 lb 63.89 lb 64.6 lb  16.5 lb 2.19 lb Including Battery 6 lb Airborne 3.2 lb
Ground 8.5 lb
8.83 lb
Power Consumption (Max TSDF) 350 W 350 W 350 W 120 W 12 W 80 W - 336 W
Transmit Power 200 W/25 W/1 W 200 W/25 W/1 W 200 W/25 W/1 W 63 W 8 W 63 W or 8 W - 63 W
Link 16 Diversity Receive and Transmit Yes No (MIDS-LVT(2)/(11))

Yes (MIDS-LVT(12))
Yes Yes Yes with BATS Vehicular Amplifier No No Yes
Cooling Forced Air Fan Convection Built-in Fan Convection Forced Air Fan Convection Forced Air Convection or Conduction Free Air Convection Conduction Conduction Forced Air Fan Convection
Input Power 440 V Aircraft Power 110/220 AC or 28 VDC 440 V Aircraft Power 28 VDC 12 V Battery or 12 VDC
28 VDC  Airborne: 28 VDC +/-4 VDC Ground: 28 VDC +/-4 VDC 28 VDC per MIL-STD-704F
Host Interfaces MIL-STD 1553, X.25, Ethernet and STANAG 3910 and Voice Dual ADDSI (Increased Speed X.25), Multiple Ethernets, and Voice (MIDS-LVT(11)/(12)) MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, and Voice Ethernet 10/100 Base-T and Voice Ethernet/USB Netwarrior and Voice Ethernet/USB - PLAT-J VIA PRC-161 (Host)

End-to-end Link 16 and LOS communications

Viasat provides warfighters with the most comprehensive Link 16/LOS options for any mission, ensuring seamless connectivity across all platforms/nodes. 

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