Viasat’s purchase of a U.K. defense contractor gives the Carlsbad company a better foothold in Europe. In a few years, the company plans to have one of its Viasat-3 satellites, shown, offering service to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rendering courtesy of Viasat Inc.

Viasat’s purchase of a U.K. defense contractor gives the Carlsbad company a better foothold in Europe. In a few years, the company plans to have one of its Viasat-3 satellites, shown, offering service to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rendering courtesy of Viasat Inc.

VIASAT INC.

CEO: Mark Dankberg

Revenue: $1.59 billion in fiscal 2018; $1.56 billion in fiscal 2017

Net loss: $67.3 million in fiscal 2018; net income of $23.8 million in fiscal 2017

No. of employees: 5,200 worldwide

Headquarters: Carlsbad

Year founded: 1986

Stock symbol and exchange: VSAT on Nasdaq

Company description: Broadband services and technologies company

— In a bid to increase its international defense contracting business, Carlsbad’s Viasat Inc...

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