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Cobham SATCOM and Comtech EF Data Enter New Strategic Partnership

Focus on enhanced RF and VSAT antenna technology integration.

Concord, USA - Cobham SATCOM and Comtech EF Data Corporation have started a strategic partnership that will include the integration and productisation of Comtech EF Data's RF products across a range of Cobham SATCOM maritime antenna systems.


The new strategic partnership strengthens the existing working relationship between Cobham SATCOM and Comtech EF Data. Maritime satcoms service providers and end-users are set to benefit from the further integration of equipment and technology between the two companies.


"We look forward to the exciting possibilities and integration of Comtech EF Data's leading technology with our VSAT maritime antenna systems," comments Darren Manning, Senior Product Manager, Cobham SATCOM. "Further integration and a strong working relationship will only enhance and promote new VSAT antenna solutions for the ever demanding communication needs in the maritime market."


"We are honored that Cobham SATCOM selected our RF products as an integral component of their maritime solution based on our field-proven performance and reliability," said Bob Hansen, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Comtech EF Data.


Cobham SATCOM maritime VSAT systems available with Comtech EF Data's technology include: 4009 MK2, 5012, 6012, 9797B and 9711 antenna systems.


About Cobham

Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean. It has market leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important thing Cobham builds is trust.


About Cobham SATCOM

Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing demand for communication, our products and services are used to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and recreational applications.


Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption. Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and multimedia communications.


Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR® and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design, development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, Norway, South Africa and the USA.


About Comtech EF Data

Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit


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Darren Manning
Senior Product Manager, Sea Tel Products
Marine Systems
4030 Nelson Avenue
Concord, CA. 94520


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