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Viasat Tests Highly Accurate GPS Data for Improved Navigation Safety, Efficiency
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Viasat Tests Highly Accurate GPS Data for Improved Navigation Safety, Efficiency

A Viasat test of the U.K. Satellite-Based Augmentation System showed for the first time how it can generate GPS data for maximum navigation safety and improved efficiency. The test was conducted aboard the National Flying Laboratory Centre’s Saab 340B aircraft flown from the Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire, England, Viasat said Thursday. The company’s I-3 F5...

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Viasat, BAE Systems, Other US Defense Companies Receive Chinese Sanctions Over Arms Sales to Taiwan

China has issued new sanctions on five U.S.-based arms manufacturers over sales of weapons to Taiwan, which it considers a renegade province. According to an AP News report, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday that it has barred organizations and individuals in China from doing business with AeroVironment, Alliant Techsystems Operation, BAE Systems...

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Irish Air Corps’ New Spy Planes Get Viasat’s Dual-Band Satcom System

Viasat has incorporated its dual-band broadband satellite communication terminal GAT-5530 into the Irish Air Corps’ new Airbus C295 maritime surveillance aircraft. The company said the terminal’s Ku and Ka band airborne technology provides secure and flexible satcom connectivity that will enhance the aircraft’s military capability. Ireland ordered two C295 MSA planes in 2019, with Airbus...

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Arctic Extends Broadband Connectivity With Completed Viasat Spacecraft Test

Thermal vacuum testing has been completed on the second satellite for Viasat’s forthcoming Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission, which aims to provide high-speed broadband to the Arctic region by the second half of 2024. Viasat announced the test completion on Tuesday, saying that the two satellites will be deployed in the mission led by Space Norway’s...

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