Satcom Direct to acquire Airbus DS SatCom Government

Satcom Direct's President David Greenhill
Satcom Direct’s President David Greenhill.

Florida-based Satcom Direct has agreed to buy Airbus DS SatCom Government Inc. (ASGI), so expanding its market presence and offering to the US government sector.

ASGI is a government satellite communications business unit of Airbus Defence and Space for the US market and will operate as a subsidiary of Satcom Direct.

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.

David Greenhill, President of Satcom Direct Communications, said: “Combining the two organisations provides distinct synergies, allowing for a greater support infrastructure as well as enhanced capabilities, technology and expertise to our respective US government customers.

“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 authorities and is expected to close within the next few months.

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 an Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder’s preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide.

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