Brisbane, Australia, August 6, 2009 --[ASDWire]-- EM Solutions has been awarded an initial contract by Astrium UK Limited for supply of Ka-band RF equipment which is to be incorporated into a Yahsat Ground and Naval System programme, which will form part of a new communications system in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Yahsat Project. EM Solutions will supply 40W Block Upconverters (BUCs) and Block Downconverters (LNBs) for both Ground and Naval terminals.
In August 2007 Al Yah Satellite Communications Company “Yahsat”, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, awarded a contract to a joint team of Astrium and Thales Alenia Space to build their US $1.66 billion (AED 6 billion) dual satellite communications system ready for launch in the second half of 2010.
About Yahsat Project
The Yahsat satellite will serve commercial and governmental clients in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South-West Asia. YahSat will operate as a commercial company to develop, procure, own and operate a hybrid communications satellite. The Yahsat business concept will be focused on addressing terrestrial broadband coverage and will offer solutions for internet trunking via satellite, corporate data networks, backhauling services to telecom operators, and the broadcasting services. The system is designed to accommodate the trends of emerging applications in the satellite industry such as HDTV and other broadband satellite services.
Astrium, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, is dedicated to providing civil and defence space systems and services. In 2008, Astrium had a turnover of €4.3 billion and more than 15,000 employees in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands. Its three main areas of activity are Astrium Space Transportation for launchers and orbital infrastructure, Astrium Satellites for spacecraft and ground segment and Astrium Services for the development and delivery of satellite services. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2008, EADS generated revenues of €43.3 billion and employed a workforce of more than 118, 000.
About EM Solutions:
EM Solutions is a technology provider to commercial and military customers in the telecommunications sector. EM Solutions is a market leader in the supply of Ka-band products to defence and commercial enterprise Satcom industry, and Fixed Point-to-Multipoint (PTMP) radios to commercial Terrestrial Link sector. Their products include LNB, BUC and SSPAs from 2W to 40W for Satcom market, and 100Mbps PTMP radios based on the Wimax IEEE 802.16d standard for the Links market.
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