Viasat Selected to Showcase its Satellite-Based Hybrid Adaptive Networking Capabilities at the U.S. Air Force Event: AFWERX Vegas
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 22, 2019 -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced today it has been selected by AFWERX, a U.S. Air Force (USAF) program dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation within the service, to showcase its Hybrid Adaptive Network concept at AFWERX Vegas, an event focused on solving real-world U.S. Air Force challenges, held July 23-24, 2019. Selection to participate in AFWERX Vegas addresses the USAF’s interest in a multi-network, multi-orbit satellite communications (SATCOM) system that leverages commercial innovation to enhance resiliency, performance and warfighter capabilities across a multi-domain battlespace.
Specifically, Viasat will participate in the AFWERX Multi-Domain Operations Challenge, which aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S.’s and its allies’ integrated operations in the areas of air, space, land, sea, cyber and the electromagnetic spectrum. This challenge provides Viasat the opportunity to work with the USAF and Department of Defense (DoD) to further develop, deploy, and demonstrate its Hybrid Adaptive Network concept with the potential to provide future communications services to the government for multi-domain operations.
Conceptually, Viasat’s Hybrid Adaptive Network architecture will allow users to seamlessly roam across commercial and government purpose-built SATCOM networks, creating an end-to-end communications solution that provides the flexibility to avoid congestion, interference, and cyber threats through layered resilience in highly-contested environments essential for multi-domain command and control.
“Viasat is honored to be selected by the USAF to showcase current Hybrid Adaptive Network capabilities and use this opportunity to incorporate new, integrated services such as real-time network management; visualization and control; automated network selection; real-time active cybersecurity; and real-time situational awareness capabilities for resilient multi-domain operations,” said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. “We are already providing advanced global connectivity services to some of the most high-profile leaders within the U.S. Government and DoD via a multi-network, multi-orbit SATCOM system and we’re looking forward to participating in the AFWERX program to bring the next generation of hybrid networking, with intelligent automation and game-changing resilience, to the battlespace.”
Viasat currently offers a range of products and services designed to fit into its Hybrid Adaptive Network SATCOM architecture. Hybrid Adaptive Network-designed products, such as Viasat’s KuKarray multi-orbit, multi-band terminal, have already been field-proven to operate across multiple satellite radio frequency bands, network protocols, and orbital regimes.
AFWERX was launched by the USAF in 2017 as a dual-purpose technology accelerator program that focuses on enhancing relationships with commercially viable companies with dual-purpose technologies that have both private sector and government applications.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat’s Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
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. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about Viasat’s Hybrid Adaptive Network concept, capabilities, performance and participation in the AFWERX Multi-Domain Operations challenge. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: 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 government and defense sectors 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 10-K 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.
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