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26 May 2016

General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada (Booth 1601) and ViaSat (Booth 826) have announced that the ViaSat Small Tactical Terminal – KOR-24A (STT) has been selected for use on the CP-140 Aurora aircraft (a Lockheed P3 variant), used by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

ViaSat brings real-time combat communications with its two-channel, software-defined STT.

The low-SWaP (size, weight and power) STT enables the CP‑140 Aurora aircraft to maintain constant presence on the Link 16 network while simultaneously operating voice and data connections on a second channel. The terminal offers an affordable, ruggedised, compact form factor that highlights both innovative design and usability.

“This is a monumental award for ViaSat because it represents our first STT award to be used by the Department of National Defence, as well as marks the CP-140 Aurora as a new airborne platform for our STT,” said Ken Peterman, senior vice president, Government Systems Division, ViaSat.

“In working with General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada, we are enabling a key coalition partner, the Department of National Defence, to meet the ongoing needs of their missions in a timely manner. By embedding our proven Link 16 STT into the CP-140 Aurora fleet, these aircraft will now find themselves in the ‘heart of the action’ during critical coalition missions.”

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