Astrium Adds Yahsat's Military Ka-Band to Its Multi-Band Offering to the U.S. Government

Astrium Adds Yahsat's Military Ka-Band to Its Multi-Band Offering to the U.S. 
Service Provided by UAE-Owned Yahsat 
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/13 --  Astrium Americas
announced today 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
For government customers, Astrium Services provides communications
services through a one-stop-shop provisioning arrangement. The
company's solutions are cost-effective, secure and scalable with
Quality of Service (QoS) that is guaranteed to support the most
critical missions including COTM, asset tracking, troop welfare,
infrastructure design and operation, and civil security.  
About Astrium Americas 
 Astrium Americas, an EADS North America
company, was incorporated in July 2012 and is headquartered in
Herndon, Virginia. It provides Astrium's advanced telecommunications,
geo-information, space transportation and satellite capabilities
specifically tailored to meet the demanding requirements of U.S. and
Canadian customers. 
About EADS North America
 EADS North America is the U.S.-based
operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense, and related
services. EADS contributes more than $14 billion to the U.S. economy
annually and supports over 225,000 American jobs through its network
of suppliers. EADS North America, 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. 
About Astrium
 Together, pioneering excellence 
Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space technologies
and the third in the world. It is the only global company that covers
the full range of civil and defence space systems, equipment and
In 2012, Astrium had a turnover over EUR 5.8 billion and 18,000
employees worldwide. Its three business units are: Astrium Space
Transportation, the European prime contractor for launchers, orbital
systems and space exploration; Astrium Satellites, a leading provider
of satellite system solutions, including spacecraft, ground segments,
payloads and equipments; Astrium Services, the Space services partner
for critical missions, providing comprehensive fixed and mobile
solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, and
bespoke geo-information services, worldwide. 
Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, a global leader in
aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group --
comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter -- generated
revenues of EUR 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over
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