ViaSat Inc. and Jet Aviation St. Louis announced plans to collaborate on a hybrid radome that will accommodate both Ku-band and Ka-band satellite communications.
A radome is a structure that covers a microwave antenna while allowing microwave signals to reach the antenna.
The companies said their hybrid radome will be an industry first, will come to market in the third quarter of 2016 and will fit on the tail of Gulfstream large cabin business jets, beginning with the G550 jet.
The two companies made their announcement at a convention in Las Vegas, and said part of their task was pursuing Federal Aviation Administration approval for the part.
Carlsbad-based ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) reported revenue of $1.38 billion in 2015.