ViaSat has been awarded a $33.3 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide a wideband anti-jam communications system that will work to connect military forces inÂ jammed operational environments.
The Protected Tactical Service Field Demonstration program seeks anÂ anti-jamming system to support tactical users onÂ theÂ Wideband Global Satellite CommunicationsÂ and commercial satcom networks, the company saidÂ Monday.
The program seeks to helpÂ federal agencies use commercial off-the-shelf systems and the commercial satellite fleet to facilitateÂ secure communications, operational flexibility and additional bandwidth throughÂ the Advanced Extremely High Frequency constellation, ViaSat added.
The company will provideÂ aÂ Protected Tactical WaveformÂ modem and an embedded cryptographic unit under the PTSFD program.
Ken Peterman, senior vice president and general manager ofÂ ViaSat’s government systems division, said the PTW modem and the ViaSat-3Â satellites will work to provide interoperable communications toÂ deployed warfighters.
The Space and Missile Systems Center competitively awarded the contract, which runs through September 2020.