Viasat's Multi-Mission Terminal Proves Battlefield Ready During 2018 Saber Strike Exercise
The Saber Strike 2018 report detailed key performance advantages of
- Enhanced connectivity with a small footprint:
Viasat'sMMT provided Saber Strike forces with enhanced satellite connectivity with a very small logistical footprint. This enabled robust data to be sent to Beyond Line of Sight units, significantly enhancing situational awareness across the battlespace.
- Resilient, high-quality performance on multiple networks: The MMT produced robust throughput on high-capacity Ka-frequency bands throughout the duration of the Saber Strike exercise. In addition,
Viasat'sMMT also demonstrated proven satellite connectivity in the Ku-band with enhanced upload and download performance when compared to other legacy systems.
- Added flexibility: One of
Viasat'sMMTs operated entirely on batteries during the Saber Strike exercise, demonstrating its logistical flexibility in an austere environment.
- Ease of use:
Viasat'sMMT was set up three separate times over the course of the 22 hour maneuver, demonstrating its portability and ease of use for U.S. and international coalition forces. The Saber Strike report noted the improved set-up/take-down of the MMT when compared to legacy terminals.
"The innovative capabilities of our MMT further illustrate
The MMT is designed to integrate into
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