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March 17th, 2009

X-Band To Receive The Arrowhead Treatment

Arrowhead Global Solutions, the government services division of CapRock Communications, has been awarded two multimillion dollar contracts to provide more than 200 MHz of commercial X-band satellite services to two U.S. Government agencies.

XTAR EUR satellite The satellite services will use the XTAR-EUR and XTAR-LANT satellites that are reserved exclusively for government and military applications. These wins mark two of the largest single awards of commercial X-band satellite services and come just two months after CapRock’s government solutions division unveiled the industry’s first commercial X-band managed service offering.  To support the missions of its government clients, Arrowhead has made significant investments in X-band teleport infrastructure and satellite capacity, signing a strategic agreement with XTAR, LLC that includes multiple transponders on its X-band fleet.   

Arrowhead’s new end-to-end commercial X-band satellite solutions are part of a strategic initiative to accelerate the company’s evolution as a provider of value-added managed services specifically for the military, intelligence, and civilian government communities. XTAR, LLC is the only U.S. provider of commercial X-band capacity through its two owned and operated payloads, XTAR-EUR and XTAR-LANT. By leveraging CapRock’s unique systems integration capabilities and self-owned and operated network infrastructure, Arrowhead has developed global connectivity solutions designed to meet the emerging requirements of government missions.  Government clients benefit from a single source for all their field services, teleport services and terrestrial interconnects to public, private and government network gateways.