Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, and Overwatch Systems Ltd. have agreed to integrate and jointly market satellite antenna systems with dual band capability for military and government usage.

Under the agreement, Andrew’s satellite communications antennas will be paired with Overwatch’s proprietary dual band feeds to create a robust, reliable offering for government systems integrators and government agencies. This will enable Andrew’s multiband antennas to receive and send signals to satellites that utilize dual bands, such as X-band and Ka-band, without changing feed systems. This is especially critical with the upcoming launch of the Wideband Gapfiller satellite program, where the use of X-/Ka-band dual feeds is an integral part of the requirements.

“We look forward to working together with Overwatch and providing a fresh competitive approach to the unique dual band satellite communications requirements of government and commercial customers,” said Russell Dearnley, director, Earth Station Antennas and Systems, Satellite Communications, Andrew Corporation. “Our antenna systems expertise and Overwatch’s proprietary feed technology are a powerful combination that will benefit customers.”

"We are pleased to join forces with Andrew in offering antenna system solutions with increased operational effectiveness for both military and commercial applications using our simultaneous dual band feed technology,” said Terry Benson, business area manager, Communications Systems, Overwatch Systems Ltd. “Satellites are dual band, now satellite terminals can be, too.”

Integrated dual band offerings from Andrew and Overwatch are expected to be available in November.

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 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 (, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P Mid-Cap 400 company founded in 1937.

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