Andrew Corporation and GigaSat Limited have expanded their recently signed agreement to include five Asian nations in which Andrew will be the exclusive OEM provider of GigaSat’s flyaway antenna family.

The original multiyear agreement, signed in September, expanded Andrew’s high performance offerings for the growing military satellite communications market in North America. This now has been expanded to make Andrew the exclusive provider of GigaSat’s flyaway antenna family in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

The GigaSat flyaway antennas, in 1 meter, 1.2 meter, 1.8 meter, and 2.4 meter sizes, feature lightweight carbon fiber construction for dependable performance in the toughest of conditions for applications such as data restoration, military situations, and sporting events. The antennas also are easy to deploy and transport, and come with transit cases that enable baggage check-in on commercial airlines.

“The innovative GigaSat flyaway antenna line is a strong addition to the product offerings we can make available to customers in these five Asian nations, supported by our strong sales presence and local technical support teams,” said Jude Panetta, group president, Satellite Communications, Andrew Corporation.

Andrew’s Satellite Communications Group provides a complete line of antennas from 46 centimeters to 11.5 meters for all enterprise, government/military, and consumer satellite communication applications. Andrew-designed and -built products—which cover C, Ku, K, X, and the emerging Ka band—include type approved earth station antenna hubs and gateways for broadband and broadcast, VSAT broadband antennas for consumer and enterprise customers, DBS antennas for home satellite broadcast systems, and complete installation and testing services.

About GigaSat

GigaSat is an award-winning company, accredited as an ISO 9001-2000 manufacturer of products and systems for the satellite communications industry. A significant inward investment in research and development has rewarded GigaSat with a comprehensive and highly innovative range of products including mobile and flyaway satellite earth station antennas from 0.9m to 3.7m plus an extensive range of electronic hardware such as MPEG-2 video encoders, digital modulators, frequency converters and both solid state and TWT amplifiers. GigaSat systems capability includes design and implementation of virtually any satcoms related project, whether it be a flyaway or vehicle-based satellite newsgathering system.

About Andrew Corporation

Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com), headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P MidCap 400 company founded in 1937.

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