Lockheed MartinÂ has awardedÂ ViaSatÂ a contract of an undisclosed value to provide L-band data link communications technologyÂ for the integration and testing phase of the U.S. Navy‘s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program.
ViaSat said WednesdayÂ it will deliverÂ Weapon Data Link L-BandÂ units andÂ provide software enhancement and flight test support services under theÂ follow-on contract.
LRASM is a key element of the Navy’sÂ Offensive Anti-Surface WarfareÂ initiativeÂ and designed to help the service branch defend against adversarial warships.
ViaSat said its data link will function to connect theÂ LRASM weapon system connect with launch platforms.
Ken Peterman, president of ViaSat’s government systems business, said the company uses technology from itsÂ Battlefield Awareness and Targeting SystemÂ portfolio to support customers in the weapon data link market.
The company also seeksÂ to introduce the LRASM platform in the marketplace over the nextÂ 12 to 18 months.