Satcom Direct Communications to acquire Airbus DS SatCom Government

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Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct Communications has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Airbus DS SatCom Government (ASGI), expanding its market presence and offerings to the US government sector.

ASGI is a government satellite communications business unit of Airbus Defense and Space for the US market and will operate as a subsidiary of Satcom Direct Communications of Satellite Beach, Florida, USA. The purchase agreement includes the acquisition of ASGI’s business operations as well as two satellite earth stations located on the East and West Coasts of the USA.

“Combining the two organizations provides distinct synergies, allowing for a greater support infrastructure as well as enhanced capabilities, technology and expertise to our respective US 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 US authority and is expected to close within the next few months.

August 20, 2015

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