ViaSat is to provide Globecomm Systems Inc (GSI) with a modem designed to integrate advanced commercial satellite networking and information assurance into an integrated IP network for use in the US Army’s Joint Internet Protcol Modem (JIPM) programme.

GSI is the prime contractor for the JIPM programme for the Defence Information Systems Agency.

The JIPM will become a satellite modem standard for US Department of Defence joint forces to connect to the Global Information Grid through DISA teleports and Standard Tactical Entry Point sites through military and commercial satellites.

GSI will provide programme and contract management, while ViaSat will provide the network system and modem design.