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Tue, 18 August 2015

Satcom Direct Communications to Acquire ASGI

Satcom Direct Communications, an U.S. company, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Airbus DS SatCom Government, Inc. (ASGI), expanding its market presence and offerings to the U.S. government sector.

ASGI is a government satellite communications business unit of Airbus Defense and Space for the U.S. market and will operate as a subsidiary of Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), of Satellite Beach, FL.

The purchase agreement includes acquisition of ASGIs business operations as well as two satellite earth stations located on the East and West Coasts of the United States.

Combining the two organizations provides distinct synergies, allowing for a greater support infrastructure as well as enhanced capabilities, technology and expertise to our respective U.S. government customers, said David Greenhill, President of Satcom Direct Communications. The acquisition will also provide an increased ability to competitively offer fixed and mobile satellite services in Ku, Ka, L, C, and X bands in multiple markets, especially aviation.

The deal has been submitted to the U.S. authority and is expected to close within the next few months.

Satcom

Satcom Direc is a provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business and general aviation.

Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) focuses on satellite communications support for the United States military and government including senior leadership aircraft, command and control, intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance (ISR), and other mission-critical airborne platforms. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder's preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide.

Satcom, Airbus, Satellite, Defence

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