SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) will provide two anchor stations for the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO).
Under the agreement, SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, will provision and maintain two Wideband Global Satcom system (WGS) anchor stations—one in X-band and one in Ka-band. This will enable the Danish armed forces to communicate through the system, which provides flexible, high-capacity communications for defence operations through the associated satellite constellation and control systems.
SES was awarded the contracts on the basis of the firm's experience in providing satellite communication anchor stations, the associated WGS certification process and overall life-cycle cost criteria. The Danish forces will join other nations partnering with the US in the WGS program and thus offer the US State Department satellite-based communication services to users, including marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and the White House Communications Agency.
According to Captain (Navy) Kim B. Meier, the Director of Air Force Systems at DALO, these new WGS anchor stations should greatly enhance the Danish Military's global SATCOM capabilities.