“Concurrent mobile reception” is a term that means the ability to receive multiple radio messages at the same time. Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. is building that capability into new Link 16 military radios, and it’s doing it before the government client requires it, the company said on April 10.

“We listen to our customers, understand their pain points and develop products and capabilities that will better serve the needs of today’s war fighter,” said Ken Peterman, president of Viasat’s Government Systems unit, in a statement distributed by the company. “Our proven non-developmental item (NDI) business model is designed to deliver new capabilities significantly faster, at lower lifecycle costs and with lower risk to the customer when compared to traditional acquisition programs and timelines.”

The concurrent mobile reception feature is going into the KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal radio as well as the AN/PRC-161 Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System – Dismounted (BATS-D) handheld Link 16 radio.

Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) offers satellite services and technology to a variety of customers, government and non-government, including consumers.