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March 8th, 2013

Actia Sodielec + Astrium Services... The COMCEPT Concept (SATCOM)

[SatNews] The DGA—Defense French Procurement Agency—late last year awarded ACTIA SODIELEC and its partner ASTRIUM SERVICES a contract for...

...the realization of the COMCEPT Network and Ground Segment. With this SATCOM system, French military forces will access high throughput transmissions in Ka-band, using the new Athena-Fidus satellite that will be launched in early 2014.

This success is another step forward in the partnership between ASTRIUM SERVICES and ACTIA SODIELEC that started with the TELCOMARSAT program a few years ago. Within this new contract, ACTIA SODIELEC will develop, manufacture, and test COMCEPT cornerstone User Satcom Terminals: High Data Rate Terminal (HDR), Theater & Metropolitan Terminal (TMT) and Small Deployable Terminal (SDT). Design of these terminals will be compatible both with commercial and Governmental Ka-band. For the current SYRACUSE III SATCOM terminal generation, ACTIA SODIELEC has delivered through THALES some important ground stations in SHF and EHF bands, as well as complete RF subsystems and power amplifiers.