Military Embedded Systems

ViaSat to deliver datalink communication systems for U.S Navy's missile program


June 14, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin

CARLSBAD, Calif. Lockheed Martin officials selected ViaSat Inc. to deliver datalink communications for the integration and test phase of the U.S. Navy'sLong Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program under a follow-on contract

The contract calls for ViaSat to provide Weapon Data Link (WDL) L-Band Units (LBU) to support the overall missile test program's datalink communications requirements, as well as engineering support for software enhancements and flight test support.

The LRASM program is part of the U.S. Navy's Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) effort to improve its ability to engage and destroy high-value targets from extended range. The ViaSat datalink solution will enable the LRASM weapon system to communicate with launch platforms and provide growth opportunities in the future.

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