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
Soldier wearing green camo uniform, helmet and sunglasses crouched down in the field
Soldier wearing green camo uniform, helmet and sunglasses crouched down in the field

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?

 

MIDS-LVT(1)

MIDS-LVT(2)

MIDS JTRS

STT

BATS-D

BATS-E

EnerLinks III

Supported Domains

Air and Maritime

Ground

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

Tactical Edge - Ground

Air, Ground, and Maritime Air and Ground

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

No. of Channels

1 (+ TACAN)

1 (+ TACAN) 4 (+ TACAN) 2 1 1 Multiple HD/SD Video
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
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
Power Consumption (Max TSDF) 350 W 350 W 350 W 120 W 12 W 80 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 -
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
Cooling Forced Air Fan Convection Built-in Fan Convection Forced Air Fan Convection Forced Air Convection or Conduction Free Air Convection Conduction Conduction
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
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 -

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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