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Clarksburg, MD - Comsat Laboratories, a division of ViaSat Inc.,has won a contract from NASA to design and deliver a Space Communications Testbed (SCT) that emulates the nodes and links comprising an end-to-end inter-planetary communication network. Comsat Labs� bid was selected from a large number of proposals, as part of the Technology Maturation Program under Exploration Systems Research and Technology (ESR&T), a Division of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate that is developing systems for space exploration to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has won a $3.16 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Cryptologic Systems Group to develop cryptographic equipment for the Space Ground Applications in Satellite System (CESGASS). The program requires ViaSat to demonstrate that terrestrial, re-programmable Type 1 communications security equipment, that complies with the tenants of NSA Crypto Modernization, can replace existing/legacy ground equipment.
Duluth, GA - ViaSat was named the Top VSAT Vendor in India by Voice & Data magazine in its annual "V&D 100" issue profiling the top telecommunications companies in the country. The rankings are based on annual revenue from VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) sales in India, with ViaSat's total at US$ 28 million ($123 Rs Crore). HCL Comnet, Airports Authority of India, Bharat Electronics Limited for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and Tata Net all placed significant new satellite communication system orders with ViaSat.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has won a delivery order valued at approximately $60 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System terminals from The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego. The order includes LVT(1) airborne and LVT(2) ground-based Low Volume Terminals under the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract awarded in January 2000. The MIDS LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and for U.S. defense partners.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. will supply its LinkStar DVB-RCS compatible satellite networking system to Unete Telecomunicaciones to expand the availability of enterprise broadband networking in Bolivia and the surrounding region. Deliveries of the hub and first order of network terminals were scheduled for May.
The new Unete network is aimed at the enterprise market for broadband IP connections and Internet access. The hub is installed at the company�s La Paz headquarters with coverage including Venezuela, Peru, and Paraguay.
London, 24 May 2005 ' Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has announced a collaboration with ViaSat Inc. to develop new solutions based on the integration of Inmarsat's forthcoming BGAN mobile satellite service and ViaSat's AltaSec' family of programmable, HAIPIS-compliant inline network encryption products.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has won a 2005 AFCEA International Golden Link Award for its AltaSec� KG-250 Type 1 network encryptor. The Golden Link Awards program recognizes excellent technology innovations that respond to pressing needs of government agencies. This year the award recognizes government/industry partnerships in support of the TechNet International 2005 theme: "Network Centric Operations: Balancing Speed and Agility with Security.� The award will be presented Tuesday, May 17 during TechNet International 2005 at the Washington DC Convention Center.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a provider of networking and communication equipment for government and commercial customers, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2005. Highlights include fiscal year records for revenues of $345.9 million, net income of $0.83 per share on a pro forma basis or $0.68 per share on a GAAP basis, and new business orders totaling $426.2 million.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has appointed Harvey P. White to the ViaSat Board of Directors. Mr. White is chairman of (SHW)2 Enterprises, an independent business development and consulting firm which he established in June of 2004. Previously, Mr. White was chairman and CEO of Leap Wireless International, Inc. Mr. White will stand for election to the ViaSat Board of Directors at the Company's 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The ViaSat board now totals seven members, six of whom are independent directors.
Ottawa, Canada, - Telesat, one of the world's leading satellite operators, has signed a multi-year agreement to purchase DOCSIS®-for-satellite Ka-band consumer terminals (CTs) from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). Telesat chose ViaSat in March 2004 as the supplier of gateways and terminals for Telesat broadband consumer Ka-band services in Canada on the Anik F2 satellite.
Norcross, GA - ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has been selected by Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT) of Tromsø, Norway to provide a 7.3-meter X-band receive and S-band Telemetry, Tracking & Command (TT&C) antenna system. The antenna system is part of a new KSAT ground station, called TrollSat, that is under development at 72°S 2°E in Antarctica and is expected to begin operation in February, 2006. The value of the contract is approximately $2.2 million.
Norcross, GA - ViaSat is supplying its LinkStar� satellite communication networking system to the Department of Education of Puerto Rico to develop and distribute educational resources throughout the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Installations cover 100 sites for the Distance Learning Satellite Network. Vitacom Systems is the prime contractor and integrator for the network, one of several efforts by the Puerto Rican Department of Education to bring high-tech educational tools and skills to remote areas in Puerto Rico. Installation is complete and the network began operation in March.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat has finalized a contract to supply its SurfBeam� broadband satellite networking system to Smart Digital Communications Bhd in Malaysia. Smart will use the system, the first of its kind in Asia, to provide enhanced satellite managed services and networking operations for a new service called Triple Play that will bring video, voice and high-speed Internet to homes and small businesses in Malaysia. Under this contract, ViaSat will supply a hub and 5,000 Ku-band satellite terminals for the project.
Norcross, GA - ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) is supplying a LinkStar satellite communication networking system to Ufinet to meet the increasing demand in Spain and Latin America for Internet and other applications requiring high bandwidth. Ufinet, the telecommunications subsidiary of UNION FENOSA, has purchased two LinkStar DVB hubs, with an option for a third. Service has already commenced with one hub serving Spain and the other anchoring service to Latin America.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) has finalized a contract to supply its SurfBeam� broadband satellite networking system to Mexico-based Pegaso Banda Ancha for consumer Internet access services in Latin America. The initial service rollout will cover Mexico, but plans include marketing the service to all of Central and South America as well. The value of the contract is approximately $4.9 million and deliveries of the network hub and terminals have already begun.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat has reached agreement to supply SES AMERICOM with its SurfBeam� DOCSIS�-based two-way broadband satellite system, enabling SES to expand its enterprise offerings across the region with a low-cost, high performance Internet service. SES AMERICOM will use SurfBeam to provide networking capabilities for service providers, leveraging the flexibility and reliability of the ViaSat DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) platform.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a provider of communication equipment for government and commercial customers, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2005. Highlights include record fiscal year-to-date new business orders of $296.7 million, revenues of $255.0 million and net income of $0.56 per share on a pro forma basis or $0.45 per share on a GAAP basis. In addition, the fiscal third quarter results include record new orders of $107.5 million and revenues of $88.2 million.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat has been selected by the Airports Authority of India Satellite Networking Project to provide a ViaSat LINKWAY� broadband satellite communications network to connect 80 Airports in India with a single, more advanced network.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has been awarded an Engineering Change Proposal modification and corresponding delivery order anticipated to be valued at approximately $60 million for development of a Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) compliant version of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS ) terminal. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego is the contracting command. ViaSat has received an initial delivery order funding increment of $11 million to begin development planned for approximately the next six months.
Carlsbad, CA - Initial demonstrations of new mobile broadband technology from ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) were termed �an enormous hit� by a group representing all branches of the U.S. armed forces. The Command and Control On-the-move (C2OTM) demonstration by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) Joint C4ISR Battle Center put the equivalent of a DSL connection inside a moving HMMWV (Humvee). The vehicle was provided through a prototyping partnership with the Battle Command Battle Lab (BCBL) at Ft. Gordon.
Carlsbad, CA - U.S. military commanders are accelerating the adoption of more effective communication architectures by using commercial, off-the-shelf satellite networking products from ViaSat Inc. The military has undertaken a multi-year, multi-billion dollar plan to build a single, integrated network based on the Internet Protocol (IP), but ViaSat products have already placed similar capabilities in commander�s hands in a matter of months.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a provider of communication equipment for government and commercial customers, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2005. Highlights for the quarter included revenues of $82.6 million, net income of $0.17 per share on a pro forma basis or $0.13 per share on a GAAP basis, and new orders for the quarter of $87.3 million.
Baltimore, MD - Mr. Daniel G. Wolf, Information Assurance Director of the National Security Agency will formally present ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) with NSA certification for multiple products at a signing ceremony at ViaSat�s Airport Square Office in Baltimore today (10/27). The certifications recognize NSA approval to pass US Government Classified Information over two ViaSat products: the KG-250 IP Network Encryptor and the MIDS LVT-1 Tactical Data Link terminal.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. has appointed John P. Stenbit to the ViaSat Board of Directors. Mr. Stenbit is nationally recognized for his expertise in developing crucial defense information systems, leading Defense Transformation initiatives at the Department of Defense (DoD), and applying systems engineering to solve complex problems at large organizations. Mr. Stenbit will stand for election to the ViaSat Board of Directors at the Company's 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The ViaSat board now totals six members, five of whom are independent directors.
Carlsbad, CA - ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has been awarded an add-on order valued at approximately $6.6 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System terminals from The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego. The add-on to the previously announced Lot 5 award includes both LVT(1) airborne and LVT(2) ground-based Low Volume Terminals. The MIDS LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communication capabilities for US Navy, US Air Force, and US Army platforms.