ViaSat has announced that its two-channel KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT) is the first small form factor, software-defined Link 16 radio to successfully pass live radio frequency (RF) range testing for the Canadian Army's Air Space Coordination Centre Modernization (ASCCM) project.
The STT conducted numerous live RF range tests with various ground and air platforms – including the Harrier aircraft and Apache helicopter – and has achieved ranges that exceeded 200 n miles, Ken Peterman, president of government systems at ViaSat, told Jane’s .
“In this particular RF test in Canada, ViaSat’s STT was installed in the National Research Center’s [NRC’s] Convair 580 [aircraft] and had connectivity with the ground station Low Volume Terminal (2) 10 m mast with an average range of 160-177 n miles, which was the radio horizon for this specific test range,” Peterman said.
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