ViaSat datalink for LRASM
ViaSat has received a follow-on contract from Lockheed Martin to provide datalink communications for the integration and test phase of the US Navy's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) programme.
Under the contract, ViaSat will deliver Weapon Data Link L-Band units to support the test programme's datalink communications requirements, as well as engineering support for software enhancements and flight test support. The datalink will enable the LRASM weapon system to communicate with launch platforms.
LRASM is being developed to enhance the US Navy’s anti-surface warfare capabilities.
Ken Peterman, president, government systems, ViaSat, said: ‘The ViaSat datalink units provide highly-advanced communications capabilities and enhanced performance beyond previous weapon datalink offerings as well as a significantly reduced form factor with minimal development expense to our customers.’
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