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Canada Chooses Viasat STT for ASCCM Project

By Annamarie Nyirady | March 18, 2019
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The KOR 24A wideband Small Tactical Terminal. Photo: Viasat

Viasat recently revealed that its KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT) was selected by the Canadian Department of National Defense in Sept. 2018 to support its Army’s Airspace Coordination Center Modernization (ASCCM) project. According to the release, Viasat’s STT is the world’s only multi-channel, software-upgradable radio capable of performing Link 16 communications in a small form factor and includes interoperable functionality to improve communications between U.S. and international military agencies requiring information from multiple networks.

Through the award, Viasat and MDA (a Maxar Technologies company) will support the Canadian Armed Forces’ efforts to modernize computer suite and data link radios. Viasat’s STT aims to be a key enabler of improved interoperable network communications by enhancing voice and data capabilities across air, land, and sea platforms.

“This award once again validates the field-proven interoperability and performance capabilities of Viasat’s STT,” said Viasat Government Systems President Ken Peterman. “Viasat and MDA remain committed to delivering today’s most comprehensive portfolio of Link 16 tactical data link solutions that meet the Size, Weight and Power (SWAP) requirements needed to support assured communications across a variety of Canadian Armed Forces platforms.”