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AMERGINT Technology to Acquire Tethers Unlimited 

By Rachel Jewett | May 6, 2020

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AMERGINT Technology has acquired Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI), the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This acquisition comes on the heels of AMERGINT’s acquisition of Raytheon Technologies’ space-based optics business in late April. 

TUI creates space technologies, including software-defined radios for satellite communications and mesh networks, robotic systems for in-space servicing and manufacturing and assembly, and propulsion solutions for orbital maneuvering and orbital debris mitigation. AMERGINT, which focuses on communication and data paths for space and defense industries, said the acquisition will allow it to offer integrated end-to-end solutions for satellite communications and in-space services. AMERGINT said specifically, the two companies will offer integrated satellite communications combining software-defined satellite radios with software-defined ground stations.

“Joining forces with AMERGINT makes tremendous sense for Tethers Unlimited,” said Rob Hoyt, TUI co-founder and CEO. “Combining AMERGINT’s ground-based processors and modems with TUI’s software-defined satellite radios and mesh network solution enables us to provide flexible, affordable, secure and resilient end-to-end communications services that scale to meet the needs of the hybrid space architectures under development by the Space Force, the Space Development Agency, DARPA, USAF and the Intelligence Community.”