Viasat's Mobile Broadband Router (MBR)-4020 airborne modem has successfully completed the Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) certification process.
By completing the certification, the Viasat MBR-4020 modem is now authorized to operate on the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network, which will significantly reduce overall satellite communications (SATCOM) costs for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) customers and very important person special airlift mission (VIPSAM) aircraft.
The Viasat MBR-4020 is a dual-band, multi-mode software-defined device.
"Obtaining ARSTRAT certification for the MBR-4020 modem demonstrates our ability to rapidly deliver solutions that can seamlessly integrate into a hybrid adaptive network architecture to meet rapidly evolving in-flight mission and communications needs," Ken Peterman, president of Government Systems, Viasat, said.
"With Viasat's MBR-4020, VIPSAM and ISR customers have a communications infrastructure that can roam among networks and orbital regimes in order to deliver advanced connectivity services for evolving operations and en-route mission planning requirements."
The Viasat MBR-4020 is designed to fit into Viasat's Hybrid Adaptive Network SATCOM architecture concept, which will allow users to operate across commercial and government purpose-built SATCOM networks, such as WGS, creating an end-to-end network that provides mitigation against congestion situations, intentional and unintentional interference sources and cyber threats through implementation of layered resiliency in highly contested environments.