Viasat Delivers 200 MOJO Systems to Military Forces to Enable Enhanced Communications; Ken Peterman Quoted

Viasat has announced that the company has shipped 200 production units of its advanced Move Out / Jump Off (MOJO) Link 16 expeditionary tactical gateway system, Viasat reported on Monday

"Our MOJO system is designed for easy adoption into specialized units like the U.S. Army's Security Force Assistance Brigades and modernization efforts like the U.S. Army's Integrated Tactical Network, which gives military users access to mobile, secure, high-speed connectivity for enhanced communications and cloud-enabled applications across the battlespace," said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. 

Viasat’s MOJO system will enable platforms with size, weight and power restrictions to communicate on a Link 16 network and exchange near real-time tactical situational awareness data and secure voice with other, high-valued Link 16 platforms.

MOJO systems are currently in use by all U.S. military services, the U.S. National Guard and coalition partners. The systems are deployed throughout the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Combatant Commands. Viasat has planned to steadily increase its production run rate and establish a surge capacity to meet customer demand.

MOJO has been a large contributor to Viasat's portfolio of Non-Developmental Item (NDI) offerings, leveraging Link 16 communications for the U.S. and international defense markets. The company’s NDI offerings are designed to quickly deliver next-generation technology solutions ahead of the traditional government procurement model through Viasat's agile development process and flexible business model.

The MOJO system has been equipped with Viasat's Small Tactical Terminal to enable mobile warfighters to have a rapidly-deployable solution that delivers access to critical air/ground situational awareness data. 

In addition, the MOJO is a complete, compact and ruggedized line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications system that will translate incompatible messages from disparate satellite communications networks in remote locations where network extensions are critical to execute a mission.

"The number of MOJO production units shipped-to-date in fiscal year 2020 demonstrates the value of our NDI offerings for military customers who require access to the most advanced technology solutions to assist in immediate mission needs," added Peterman. 

About Viasat

Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea.

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