Military Embedded Systems

ViaSat garners multiyear contract for terminals used on Apache helicopters

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June 23, 2017

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ViaSat garners multiyear contract for terminals used on Apache helicopters
Photo: U.S. Army

CARLSBAD, Calif. Boeing has awarded broadband services and technology company ViaSat a multiyear contract to produce the KOR-24A Link 16 terminal, a two-channel small tactical terminal (STT) used in the U.S. Army's AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter, for U.S. Army and International Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases. The base contract -- which calls for at least 534 terminals to be produced over the next four years -- will eventually contain options.

Under the terms of the contract, ViaSat will provide Boeing -- the maker of the AH-64E aircraft -- with the STTs, which provide a Link 16 common operating picture for enhanced situational awareness, together with a soldier radio waveform (SRW) capability to bridge communications between aircraft and ground-maneuver forces.

The AH-64E Apache multirole combat helicopter is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces.

 

 

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