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Australia buys small tactical terminals

Dec. 26, 2013 - 03:01PM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
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Australia has selected ViaSat's KOR-24 Small Tactical Terminal for tactical data link networking and management systems.

The ViaSat terminals will be used in Australia's Joint Project 2089Ph2A Tactical Information Exchange project. "Under JP 2089, the Australian Defense Force (ADF) is introducing a coherent and coordinated TIE environment and is systematically introducing TIE capability to selected legacy platforms," said the ViaSat announcement. "The STT will be a critical enabler for the Common Support Infrastructure, delivering smaller size, weight, and power with higher capability, multi-channel software-defined radios to the tactical edge, with the added mission flexibility to be operating in different network types simultaneously."

The 16-pound KOR-24 is a two-channel, Link 16-enabled VHF and UHF radio that uses software programmable waveforms such as HaveQuick and Single Channel Airborne Radio and Ground System.

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