ViaSat Inc. received a five-year contract for military radios that could ultimately be worth as much as $514.3 million, the Pentagon announced Aug. 21.
Under the deal, ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) will produce and maintain devices called MIDS-LVT, short for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals. The Navy, Air Force and Army all use the electronics for secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant digital voice and data service.
All work will be performed in Carlsbad. The Navy will award task and delivery orders under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award contract, which runs through August of 2020.
The MIDS program office at SPAWAR headquarters in San Diego awarded the deal. SPAWAR stands for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.