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ViaSat, Jet Aviation St. Louis work on hybrid Ku-/Ka-Band Radome for Gulfstream.

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ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) and Jet Aviation St. Louis said they are partnering to develop the first-ever hybrid Ku-/Ka-band radome for Gulfstream's large cabin business jets, starting with the Gulfstream G550.

The agreement covers collaboration on both the new dual-band radome and associated Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to ensure Gulfstream aircraft equipped with the new hybrid system can access the fastest, most robust satellite-based in-cabin internet system available.

The agreement leverages ViaSat's expertise in delivering fast broadband connectivity equipment and service to today's aviation market and Jet Aviation's experience in the installation of satellite systems and associated in-cabin networks. ViaSat has already developed and deployed a fuselage-mounted hybrid Ku-/Ka-band radome to the commercial and government aviation markets based on its fuselage-mounted Ka-band and Ku-/Ka-bands shipsets.

ViaSat, in working with Jet Aviation St. Louis, will expand its advanced aviation materials and fabrication IP to build this tail-mounted Ku-/Ka-band radome. The radome will support both ViaSat's 30 cm Ku-band antenna and its advanced Ka-band antenna separately or in a dual configuration.

ViaSat keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight.

Jet Aviation St. Louis is a full-service aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider certified to AS9110B, ISO 140001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.

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