Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
August 10, 2018

Viasat’s VISION software passes NATO FAST test

Global communications company Viasat’s Visual Integrated Satellite Communications Information, Operation and Networking (VISION) software has successfully passed the NATO First Article System Test (FAST).

Global communications company Viasat’s Visual Integrated Satellite Communications Information, Operation and Networking (VISION) software has successfully passed the NATO First Article System Test (FAST).

The test follows a contract the company received in January to upgrade NATO ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications (SATCOM) control stations to next-generation integrated waveform.

Viasat’s commercial off-the-shelf software will provide NATO forces with communications interoperability, scalability and flexibility across legacy and next-generation platforms.

“It confirms that Viasat’s VISION platform meets critical requirements for the NATO UHF SATCOM modernisation project.”

NATO Communications and Information Agency Network Services and IT Infrastructure SATCOM service area representative said: “The successful completion of FAST for Viasat’s VISION software represents a significant milestone.

“It confirms that Viasat’s VISION platform meets critical requirements for the NATO UHF SATCOM modernisation project. We look forward to full operational capability of the system in early 2019.”

Viasat’s VISION planning and network management platform simultaneously supports all 25kHz legacy Demand-Assigned Multiple-Access (DAMA) and next-generation Integrated Waveform (IW) networks and services.

Content from our partners
Bespoke harsh environment connector solutions set Omnetics apart from competitors
Growing opportunities for Unmanned Aerial Systems
Keeping the defence world connected with Smiths Interconnect

It also has the ability to locally or remotely manage and control ground station networks, monitor status and system performance, track event / alarm management situations and add / remove services when missions change.

Viasat Government Systems president Ken Peterman said: “Our VISION software is key to providing warfighters with assured, reliable, real-time communications to enhance mission effectiveness at the tactical edge.”

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The defence industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU