The Small Tactical Terminal (STT) KOR-24A from Viasat is a Two-Channel Radio for Link 16 and secure VHF/UHF Line-of-Sight networking. It brings real-time situational awareness, location data, and command and control to tactical gateways and edge warfighters. With this terminal, edge users have access to both air and ground (friendly and enemy) situation data and can provide secure and reliable target data to the network. This NSA-certified two-channel radio reduces data latency and improves data integrity between traditional network platforms and users at the edge for both situational awareness and command and control. Tactical warfighters, including ground vehicles, helicopters, UAVs, small boats, and light ISR aircraft can now have simultaneous access to Link 16 and either wideband UHF or legacy VHF/UHF.
With the UHF channel configured for S-TADIL J or JRE, users have a single terminal that provides both LOS and BLOS TADIL J connectivity. The STT can be used to bridge the gap in users’ awareness between the air picture provided by TADIL J/Link 16 and the ground picture provided by other VHF/UHF data link formats. This radio has built-in Link 16 and combat net radio identification to provide blue force reporting to reduce blue-on-blue engagements and avoid fratricide. It implements the latest high assurance algorithms using a field-proven programmable Cryptographic Modernization compliant engine to securely serve joint and coalition mission requirements while maintaining backward compatibility with legacy communications systems.
The STT requires a DC supply of 28 V and consumes less than 10 A of current. It is available in an affordable, industry-standard compact form factor that measures 12.7 x 14.2 x 27.9 cm and is ruggedized to meet demanding environmental requirements.