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ViaSat Antennas and Modems Selected by Selex for NATO Communications

July 11, 2012

Selex Elsag Ltd has selected ViaSat Inc  to provide X-band antennas and the MD-1366 Enhanced Bandwidth Efficient Modem (EBEM) to expand NATO static ground satellite communications in Belgium and Italy, and upgrade services in Greece and Turkey. ViaSat technology is designed to provide the Selex and NATO Satellite Ground Station (SGS) project with multicarrier-capable antennas and a secure, bandwidth efficient, open standard system to ensure coalition interoperability.

The value of the contract is in excess of $10 million. The order is for multiple 16-meter and 11.3-meter X-band earth stations, ViaSat MD-1366 modems, and services. The new terminals are scheduled to be installed and commissioned at NATO European sites with delivery starting by end of calendar 2012.