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ViaSat, AYESAS Partner for Tactical Data Link Technologies and Services

By Veronica Magan | May 11, 2015

      [Via Satellite 05-11-2015] Aydin Yazilim ve Elektronik San. A.S. (AYESAS) of Turkey and ViaSat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cover exploration of and cooperation in identifying Tactical Data Link (TDL) products and services opportunities in Turkey and other international markets. The MOU areas of focus include manufacturing of components, software and hardware development and testing, and maintenance and repair services.

      AYESAS is a TDL software supplier to the Turkish Armed Forces for ATDL-1, Link-1, Link-11/B and Link 16 requirements as well as an advanced electronics and electro-mechanical assembly supplier for major global aerospace and defense companies.

      “Our partnership with AYESAS is a testament to our commitment to expand the provision of Link 16 products and services not only in Turkey but throughout NATO and our coalition allies,” said Jay Kaufman, general manager of TDL at ViaSat. “With Tactical Data Link software expertise provided by AYESAS and ViaSat’s vast experience providing Link 16 communications systems, we can help military personnel exchange real-time situational awareness information and voice communications across the battlefield.”