Satellite Technology Feature Article
Kratos Adds MEASAT Satellite Systems Among Satellite Operator Customers
By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. announced that Malaysia-based MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. has picked Integral Systems (News - Alert) Europe, its subsidiary to deploy an RF System for integration at MEASAT’s Cyberjaya Teleport and Broadcast Centre near Kuala Lumpur.
Kratos engineers and manufactures solutions for ensuring United States national security besides delivering system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. It specializes in command, control, communications, computing, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR), weapons systems sustainment and so on.
In a release Andrew Smith, president of ISE UK said, “We are extremely excited about this contract award from MEASAT (News - Alert). Much of our satellite earth station work over the past 30 years has been installed in Southeast Asia, and we are delighted that we now add MEASAT to our growing portfolio of satellite operator customers in the region who recognize the extra value ISE offers in its system solutions.”
Integral Systems Europe (ISE) will be providing a satellite Tracking Telemetry and Command (TT&C) facility for the AFRICASAT-1a satellite for MEASAT. Also, ISE is expected to build and test the system in its ground system integration facility in U.K. before shipping the system to Malaysia.
John Loke, vice president, network engineering and operations at MEASAT said, “We are pleased to be working with ISE on this project. This is part of MEASAT’s plan to continue upgrading its teleport infrastructure to support the growth of our satellite fleet.”
Kratos (News - Alert) is well experienced in delivering solutions for satellite control, telecommunication gateway, broadcast uplink and VSAT hub applications. It serves customer needs by offering RF system upgrades also besides complete satellite ground segment infrastructure “green field” projects, said officials.
The company’s products include satellite control antennas, RF systems and EPOCH IPS command and control product suite. Kratos serves the needs of the United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and homeland security related agencies.
Kratos also announced that it has acquired aerial drone and targets provider Composite Engineering, Inc. or CEI.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman