Viasat to Supply Equipment to US Special Operations Forces
Viasat has won an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with an initial ceiling of $350 million for advanced equipment, systems, services and support to modernize ground/air situational awareness, tactical data links, terrestrial networking, Intelligence, Surveillance, And Reconnaissance (ISR), tactical satellite communications, information assurance, network management and cybersecurity for Special Operations Forces.
According to Viasat, the contract award includes an array of capabilities recently assessed, tested and validated by the company to enable new Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), improve situational awareness, avoid fratricide and improve operational mission effects for Special Operations Forces.
The IDIQ contract award is purposefully aligned with current Department of Defense (DOD) initiatives to modernize the military’s tactical network. The contract is structured to expand and evolve over time, keeping pace with technology advancements in mobile networking, cybersecurity and broadband satellite communications technology sectors. The flexible nature of the IDIQ will allow Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to rapidly acquire, deploy and evolve a new operational capabilities, terminals, products, systems, services, support and sustainment in support of current and future SOCOM missions.