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ViaSat Receives $4.5 Million LinkWay(S2) IP Modem Orders From U.S. DoD

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Defense continues to modernize its tactical communications infrastructure with additional orders for the ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) LinkWay S2 IP Network Modem System. LinkWay S2 modems are backward compatible with legacy LinkWay systems and these modems will replace LinkWay2100 series hardware, setting the stage for network-wide transitions to the LinkWay S2 system. The DoD has based the majority of its tactical network on LinkWay® systems since 2003.

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The LinkWay updates provide forward looking capabilities and features, including DoD-approved TRANSEC, increased transmission throughput, and advanced modulation and Forward Error Correction using open standards-based Turbo coding. Also included are features that enable the LinkWay S2 system for communications on-the-move (COTM).

"In numerous at-the-halt and on-the-move network demonstrations, including the U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation 12.1, LinkWay S2 has maintained its excellent latency and jitter performance in full mesh configurations at the industry's highest MF-TDMA throughput," said Bill Connelly, general manager of ViaSat Tactical SATCOM Networks.

For more information or to purchase the LinkWay S2 system, email gov.satcom@viasat.com.

About ViaSat

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cyber security products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat has established a number of locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements that refer to transitions to new software versions. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

LinkWay is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.

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