ViaSat to supply Link 16 STTs for US Army Apaches
The US Army has selected ViaSat to supply the Small Tactical Terminal (STT) KOR-24A to satisfy its requirement for an Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station (AMF) Small Airborne Link 16 Terminal (SALT). The terminals will be installed in the force’s AH-64E Apache helicopter fleet.
The STT is the latest generation of small, two-channel, Link 16 and VHF/UHF radio terminals. While in flight, the STT provides simultaneous communication, voice or data, on two key waveforms for the battlefield of the future: Link 16 and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW).
At a weight of 16lbs, the STT reduces the size, weight, and power of tactical data link equipment and includes a range of software-defined VHF/UHF military radio and Link 16 functions.
Jay Kaufman, general manager, ViaSat Tactical Data Links, said: ‘The STT satisfies the latest requirements for Apache helicopters, providing a significant advance in battlefield communications as Link 16 and SRW become essential capabilities in the future of army aviation.’
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