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Satcom Direct Communications inks agreement to acquire Airbus DS SatCom Government, Inc.

satcom-thenewscompanye-News® | The NEWS Company…Satellite Beach, FL, August 20, 2015 : Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct Communications, Inc., a 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 ASGI’s 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 Direct and Satcom Direct Communications: Satcom Direct, a U.S.-based company, is the leading 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 Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service.

Satcom Direct Communications provides services primarily to U.S. military and government operations. For more information regarding Satcom Direct Communications, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail government@satcomdirect.com, or call the SDC support office in Alexandria, VA at +1.703.549.3009.

To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit www.satcomstore.com, e-mail mobileops@satcomdirect.com, or call +1.321.777.0771

Airbus Defense and Space: Airbus Defense and Space, Inc., headquartered in Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems.

Airbus Group contributes more than $14 billion to the U.S. economy annually and supports over 245,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers.

For Satcom Direct Media Inquiries outside of the USA Contact: Jane Stanbury at Jane.Stanbury@emeraldmedia.co.uk or +44 1420 560094


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