The announcement comes as Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT) awards a $16M contract (plus options) to MIL-SAT Global Communications LLC to provide and deploy Cobham SATCOM SeaTel next generation Tracker 6000 LEO tracking satellite antenna systems, thereby replacing existing Globalstar gateway antennas located around the world.
Globalstar's decision is a result of considering MIL-SAT's 15 years’ expertise in Cobham SATCOM SeaTel antenna system design and integration, LEO/MEO tracking solutions, infrastructure deployment, and robust global support capability. The Cobham SeaTel Tracker 6000 gateway antenna provided by MIL-SAT reveals their expertise in global LEO/MEO tracking technology.
MIL-SAT's expertise includes advanced high speed GEO, LEO, MEO, Drone and Missile Tracking antenna systems used in a variety of Communication, Search And Rescue (SAR), Navigation AIS, and DOD tracking applications. MIL-SAT is respected for “Sat Com in Motion” solutions utilizing technology built exclusively around the Cobham SATCOM SeaTel product line and they offer Global Antenna Deployment supporting large scale worldwide export, integration and repair services of teleport gateway, maritime antenna infrastructure and advanced military solutions.
Globalstar provides mobile satellite voice and data services for customers in industries such as government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation that rely on Globalstar to better conduct their business and maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel. Additionally, Globalstar's data solutions and its SPOT products are useful for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring, SCADA and IoT applications. The company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi2 satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages.
David Kagan, chief executive officer of Globalstar stated that as they continue to focus on the growth of Globalstar, and this investment will allow them to expand their second generation coverage and operate their ground stations more efficiently while continuing to provide the best service to their customers worldwide.
Don Richardson MIL-SAT President with 33 years experience supporting Cobham SATCOM SeaTel antennas, talks about the new Cobham SATCOM SeaTel LEO Satellite tracker antenna saying that absolutely the best antenna SeaTel has produced to date, accurate, dependable, easy to install, light weight, with low cost of ownership. Customers shouldn’t have to settle for anything less.
Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies to commercial, defense and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean. With 10,000 employees worldwide, Cobham designs and manufactures high performance products under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and SeaTel brands.
Kirby Nell, Business Development Manager for Tracking Antennas at Cobham SATCOM, adds that Globalstar and Mil-SAT have selected the Tracker 6000 because of the CAPEX and OPEX efficiencies allowing a 90 percent reduction in operating electrical costs as well as cutting install time and costs by more than half over conventional solutions. Additionally, Cobham SATCOM is the only company to have ever produced these types of systems at a scale measured in tens of thousands of units globally. This positions the company uniquely to extend the same benefits to new LEO and MEO constellations in the pipeline, with the factory capacity to meet predicted demand.