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Saab Ericsson Space gets breakthrough order from Lockheed Martin

Saab Ericsson Space gets breakthrough order from Lockheed Martin Saab Ericsson Space AB in Gothenburg, Sweden, has received an order for Ku-band frequency converters for the JCSAT-10 payload from Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems in Newtown, Pennsylvania. - This is our first order from Lockheed Martin. We are very pleased that we have been given this opportunity to prove ourselves as a supplier to them and to have it confirmed once again that we have a strong product line of frequency converters, says Bengt Mörtberg, president and CEO of Saab Ericsson Space. It is of high importance to us to have several customers of similar products to be able to offer a cost- efficient product portfolio, adds Mörtberg. The order is for Ku-band frequency converters for the JCSAT-10 satellite payload to be delivered on a 12 months schedule. The converters are similar to converters earlier supplied to Boeing Satellite Systems and to EADS Astrium. Minor adaptations will be made to make the product fit with the Lockheed Martin A2100AX satellite platform standards. Frequency converters and receivers are one of Saab Ericsson Space's key products. Since the 1980s, the company has delivered to both commercial and institutional programs in frequencies spanning from UHF to Ka band and for applications in fixed or broadcasting services, mobile communication and multimedia. The JCSAT-10 satellite has been ordered by the Japanese operator JSAT Corporation, a leading operator in the Asia-Pacific area. JSAT Corporation became in 1985 Japan's first commercial operator and has today 9 operative satellites in orbit. The JCSAT-10 satellite will carry high-power Ku-band and medium-power C-band transponders. Saab Ericsson Space is an international, independent supplier of space equipment. The company's main products are computers, microwave electronics and antennas for spacecraft and adapters and separation systems for launchers. The company has its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, a division located in Linköping, Sweden, and subsidiaries in Austria (Austrian Aerospace) and the USA (Saab Ericsson Space Inc). Saab Ericsson Space has approximately 530 employees. The company is jointly owned by Saab and Ericsson. Pictures available at: For further information please contact: Lars Nordfeldt, Director of Communications & Public Affairs Tel: +46 (0)31-735 4312, Cellular: +46 (0)736-68 03 12, Fax: +46 (0)31-735 45 00 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: