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Viasat to test 5G for advanced US Marine Corps operations

June 24, 2022

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Viasat has received a four-year research award from the Department of Defense (DoD) to run 5G experiments in support of the U.S. Marine Corps operations and broader command-and-control applications.

The first phase of the award is reportedly worth approximately $10 million, with additional phases expected. The California-based company, which has a history with the U.S. military, having supplied it previously with satellite and networking capabilities, obtained the deal through the Information Warfare Research Project, a consortium that connects industry and academia to develop technology for use by the Navy and Marine Corps.

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