Viasat ships 200 tactical gateway systems to military services

28 April 2020 (Last Updated April 28th, 2020 12:11)

Viasat has shipped 200 production units of its advanced Move Out / Jump Off (MOJO) Link 16 expeditionary tactical gateway systems to the US and international military services.

Viasat has shipped 200 production units of its advanced Move Out / Jump Off (MOJO) Link 16 expeditionary tactical gateway systems to the US and international military services.

The MOJO tactical system permits platforms with size, weight and power restrictions to communicate on a Link 16 network.

It also helps to exchange real-time tactical situational awareness data and secure voice with other, high-valued Link 16 platforms.

This shipment marks a significant milestone depicting the growing demand for the multi-network communications system.

Currently, the MOJO system is in service with all US military services, the US National Guard and their coalition partners. It is deployed across the US Department of Defense’s (DOD) Combatant Commands.

MOJO is part of Viasat’s portfolio of Non-Developmental Item (NDI) offerings making maximum advantage of the Link 16 communications.

Viasat Government Systems president Ken Peterman said: “The number of MOJO production units shipped-to-date in fiscal year 2020 demonstrates the value of our NDI offerings for military customers who require access to the most advanced technology solutions to assist in immediate mission needs.

“Our MOJO system is designed for easy adoption into specialized units like the US Army’s Security Force Assistance Brigades and modernisation efforts like the US Army’s Integrated Tactical Network, which gives military users access to mobile, secure, high-speed connectivity for enhanced communications and cloud-enabled applications across the battlespace.”

Viasat’s MOJO system is equipped with its small tactical terminal, the only multi-channel radio that can perform Link 16 communications in a small form factor.

The system allows personnel on the move to access critical air / ground situational awareness data. It also has the capability to translate incompatible messages from disparate satellite communications networks in remote locations.

Additionally, the MOJO is a compact and ruggedised line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications system.