ViaSat will develop global in-flight broadband and communications services for Air Force One and other aircraft for U.S. government senior officials under a $73.2 million contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency awarded in June.
Work under the contract will support the VC-25s, C-17s, C-32s, C-37s, C-40s and special air mission aircraft through ViaSatâ€™s in-flight internet service, ViaSat said Monday.
Ken Peterman, senior vice president and general manager of ViaSatâ€™s government systems division, said the companyâ€™s â€œglobal in-flight internet service ensures executive and government leaders and their teams can stay connected, informed and productive.â€
The company will design the service for government officials and staff to stream full-motion video for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; command and control; and search and rescue missions.
ViaSat built theÂ connectivity tool to help users maintain two-way communications through video conference calling and voice over internet protocol calls.