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EMS Technologies Receives Continuation Contract from Boeing on Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite Program


15 April 2011


EMS Technologies, Inc. announced a follow-on contract to design and fully integrate a power divider and a splitter combiner assembly for the seventh flight set of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite

“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with EMS on the WGS program,” said Les Maldoon, Project Manager, Boeing. “EMS’s solution significantly lowered our risk and made integration much easier. It also reduced spacecraft mass, which has enhanced the spacecraft’s overall performance.”


“The design approach selected by EMS would improve the pre-launch tuning and testing required by Boeing during the satellite integration,” said Norm Johnson, Vice President of Business Development, EMS Defense & Space. “Our assembly is designed to compensate for any in-orbit phase adjustments or changes in the satellite’s alignment.”


WGS-7 will support additional X and Ka band communications requirements for the warfighter. Within WGS’s network-centric framework, EMS Defense & Space offers space, airborne and ground-based applications designed to meet current and future target market requirements. EMS’s Wavestorm GS-GBS Ka band receive antenna aperture is designed to enable full data rates from the WGS constellation and the Wavestorm AS-X Broadband Antenna System is designed to support airborne or ground-based communications-on-the-move applications over all of the major X band constellations including WGS.


“Our unique technology provides applications for both the aerospace and terrestrial sides of the WGS program,” said Marion Van Fosson, Vice President and General Manager, EMS Defense & Space. “We expect to be able to offer solutions that address both the global military and commercial demand for Ka band technology in the near future.”