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Astrium adds Yahsat’s Military Ka-Band to its multi-band offering to the U.S. government

May 7, 2013
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Astrium Americas announced that its subsidiary, Astrium Services Government Inc., will offer UAE-owned Yahsat Military Ka-Band service to the U.S. government. This service allows any U.S. government or Department of Defense end user to utilize Yahsat Military Ka-Band capacity that is compatible with the Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) constellation for greater global coverage and reliability.

Astrium was the prime contractor for the construction of the Yahsat satellite fleet. Astrium Services will provide end-to-end services using Yahsat Military Ka-Band capacity in order to meet DoD requirements on contract vehicles such as the Defense Information System Agency’s Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) program. This deal deepens Astrium Services’ commitment to be the leading provider of COMSATCOM and MILSATCOM services to the U.S. government.

“Yahsat selected Astrium due to our extensive experience in building satellites and selling satcom services to many armed forces worldwide as well as our strong history and relationships with the U.S. government market,” said Bob Baker, heading Astrium Services Government Inc. “We build end-to-end solutions that meet the government’s need for interoperable, secure, satellite services, and Yahsat’s military Ka-Band will be another tool for us to utilize in designing the right solution for our customers mission requirements.”

Astrium Services Government Inc., a trusted provider of COMSATCOM and MILSATCOM solutions to the U.S. government, is a leading operator of customized and secure end-to-end satellite communications services. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Astrium Services Government, Inc. delivers a full portfolio of fixed satellite solutions (X-Band, C-Band, Ku-Band and now Yahsat’s military Ka-Band) and mobile satellite solutions (Inmarsat, Thuraya, and Iridium) to the U.S. government and military for their most critical missions. Formerly known as Vizada Inc., Astrium Services Government Inc. is the point of contact in North America for Astrium Services’ Skynet solutions.

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