Kratos will upgrade satellite terminals

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that itsIntegral Systems Europe Limited (ISE) subsidiary has been awarded a contract byAsia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) to upgrade another satellite terminal at itsTai Po Earth Station inHong Kong SAR. Under the terms of the contract, ISE will upgrade one of Tai Po’s C-band Radio Frequency (RF) uplink systems. Factory integration for the new system will begin shortly at ISE’s ground systems integration facility nearNewcastle upon Tyne,UK. When the installation at Tai Po is completed later this year, the new system will expand AsiaSat’s transmission capacity and provide more flexible transponder access across its satellite fleet.

The award continues the 20-year relationship between AsiaSat and Kratos ISE. The ISE team built the original Tai Po facility for AsiaSat about ten years ago to support a new generation of satellites. This contract now updates those operations with the most modern technologies.

„This latest award from AsiaSat underscores the close partnership we have built together,” saidAndrew Smith, President ofISE UK. „Our familiarity with the Tai Po systems combined with the broad range of ground system products and expertise that Kratos ISE offers allowed us to provide the cutting-edge solutions that will help AsiaSat remain at the forefront of service delivery to its customers.”

„We are very pleased to have ISE to conduct the TP2 antenna upgrade project for AsiaSat. Based on our past experience, ISE has the expertise and ability to manage the projects and meet AsiaSat’s technical and schedule requirements. We are confident that ISE will continue to provide high quality professional service and increase AsiaSat’s uplink services capabilities to serve our customers,” saidFred Ho, Director, Technical Operations of AsiaSat.

For 30 years, Kratos ISE has provided high value satellite ground systems and solutions to the global satellite community for satellite control, telecommunication gateway, broadcast uplink and VSAT hub applications. ISE’s total turnkey project capability addresses a broad spectrum of customer requirements, from RF system upgrades to complete satellite ground segment infrastructure „green field” projects. Specialization in satellite control antennas and RF systems is reinforced by the products from Kratoscompanies, including its market-leading EPOCH IPS Command and Control product suite. For more information visit

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