Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and
products, has won a strategic exclusive development and production
contract from L-3 Communications--Narda Satellite Networks for a new 3.9
meter flyaway tactical satellite earth station antenna.
The award is the first for Andrew's new military satellite
communications (MilSatCom) product line. This L-3 Narda Satellite
Networks exclusive lightweight 3.9 meter unit, contained in transit
cases required for repeated tactical deployments, also will be one of
the first 3.9 meter segmented flyaway antenna subsystems operating in
quad band (C, Ku, Ka, and X) frequencies.
"We are honored to win this important contract, our first in the
MilSatCom area," said Jude Panetta, group president, Satellite
Communications, Andrew Corporation. "We look forward to leveraging
Andrew's reputation for quality and responsiveness in supporting L-3
Narda Satellite Networks and many other customers in this growing market
"Andrew Corporation is a great and strategic addition to the L-3 NSN
team as we pursue new opportunities in the tactical niche market," said
John Mega, president and chief operating officer of the L-3
Communications Microwave Group. "In combining our technical expertise,
we are in an excellent position to provide a specific solution to the
Satellite Communications community with the introduction of this
tactical lightweight transit cased medium aperture antenna."
Andrew's Satellite Communications Group provides a complete line of
antennas from 43 centimeters to 11.5 meters for all enterprise,
government, 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 (www.andrew.com),
headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
Forward Looking Statements
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statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that may
cause actual results to differ from expected results include
fluctuations in commodity costs, the company's ability to integrate
acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings,
the effects of competitive products and pricing, economic and political
conditions that may impact customers' ability to fund purchases of our
products and services, the company's ability to achieve the cost savings
anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign
currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and receipts, end
use demands for wireless communication services, the loss of one or more
significant customers, and other business factors. Investors should also
review other risks and uncertainties discussed in company documents
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.