Brisbane-based EM Solutions has recently closed contracts to deliver its Cobra Maritime Satellite Terminals to four allied Navy end users in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. These contracts, valued at approximately $14M, will be delivered through 2020 and 2021.
The Cobra terminals operate at the X-Band, Military Ka-Band and Commercial Ka-Band and certified for operation on major global networks such as WGS and Inmarsat GX, the company says that the Cobra terminals provide users with robust and resilient beyond line-of-site communications with unprecedented flexibility and assuredness for their operations at sea.
The announcement of the contract was made by EM Solutions’ parent company Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited (EOS), which acquired EM Solutions in 2019.
EM Solutions CEO, Dr Rowan Gilmore said “The confidence shown in Australian space communications technology by multiple allied navies is a strong endorsement of the sovereign capability that has been fostered by Australian Defence Industry Policy”, noting that the company is also supporting the Royal Australian Navy with the deployment of Cobra terminals on various vessel types.
Dr Ben Greene, EOS Group CEO said that “the global success of our Cobra technology underscores its suitability for a wider role in global satellite communications. Cobra is presently the most versatile satellite communication terminal available, providing users with access to both MEO (mid earth orbit) and GEO (geostationary orbit) satellites in multiple military and commercial bands, and from rapidly manoeuvring platforms such as fast naval vessels.”
EM Solutions has also expanded its presence in Europe in cooperation with long-time partner UR Group based in Milan, Italy. EM Solutions says that this expanded cooperation has provided it with a direct business development presence in the region and provides a platform from which more comprehensive customer support and service capabilities can be implemented as required.
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