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Norsat Awarded $1.3 Million Satellite Based Communications Equipment and Services Program

 

 

Aug 09, 2011

 

Norsat International Inc. announced the award of a new satellite based communications equipment and services program valued at $1.3 million from the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency ("NC3A"). The latest cutting edge equipment is expected to be in theatre in Afghanistan and able to be showcased to many of the 28 NATO Member nations with further opportunities for purchase by them under the program. Norsat expects to deliver the majority of the initial equipment and services by the end of the first quarter of 2012.

 

Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO of Norsat, stated, "We are pleased to have been selected by NC3A and take pride in knowing that our equipment and services will be facilitating NATO's critical communications in the remote and austere regions of Afghanistan. This contract requires critical design and product customization and we welcome opportunities to solve challenging communication issues and meeting or exceeding customer demands. This type of contract win continues to further not only our ongoing development initiatives, but also reaffirms our expertise in the rapidly deployable terminal market."