GDSatcom 9.2m Ka-band Gateway Antenna installed on Cyprus.

GDSatcom 9.2m Ka-band Gateway Antenna installed on Cyprus

A GDSatcom 9.2m Ka-band Gateway Earth Station Antenna was installed at the Kofinou Teleport on Cyprus.

GDSatcom Technologies (GDSatcom) is now part of Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI). In August 2019 it was announced that CPI would purchase GDSatcom Technologies. The acquisition was to be finalized before end of 2019 but U.S. Justice Department required CPI to divest its ASC Signal Division. Without CPI’s divesture of ASC Signal, there would be significant less competition for large Earth Station Antennas in the USA and the deal would give CPI a monopoly on the antenna business in the US.

GDSatcom was designer, manufacturer and installer of antennas for mobile satellite communications and fixed communication gateways. GDSatcom operated as a separate unit under the General Dynamics Mission Systems Division, a business unit of American global aerospace and defense company General Dynamics (GD).

General Dynamics Mission Systems was formed in January 2015 when GD combined the company’s C4 Systems (originally owned by General Telephone & Electronics Corporation(GTE) and AIS (Advanced Information Systems). GD acquired GTE Government Systems in 1999.

GD Advanced Information Systems provided mission-related systems development, integration and operations support. General Dynamics C4 Systems was a leading integrator of secure communications, information systems and technology.