Oct 3 (Reuters) - Defense contractor L3Harris
Technologies said on Monday it would buy satellite
specialist Viasat Inc's military communication unit for
about $1.96 billion to better align with U.S. defense spending
priorities like cybersecurity and sensors.
The government systems unit, known as Link 16 Tactical Data
Links, includes 450 employees and has an annual sales of about
It enables secured sharing of voice and data and is
integrated on military aircraft, ground vehicles, surface
vessels and operating bases.
With the deal, L3Harris aims to expand communication and
networking capabilities to a larger user base.
The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2023 and
is the largest deal since Chief Executive Chris Kubasik took
charge in June last year. (https://reut.rs/3EdRet0)
(Reporting by Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V
and Arun Koyyur)