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Denmark Gains Access to WGS Constellation via SES Anchor Stations

By | May 17, 2016

      From left to right: Gerhard Bethscheider, managing director, SES Techcom Services; Norbert Willems, VP commercial, SES Techcom Services; Kim Meier, captain (Navy) director Air Force Systems; Ming Yun Shan, chief communications branch, Air Force Systems Division. Photo: SES

      [Via Satellite 05-17-2016] SES is providing two anchor stations for the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) to enable Danish armed forces to communicate through the United States’ Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system. Under the agreement, SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, will provision and maintain two WGS anchor stations — one in X-band and one in Ka-band.

      SES received the contract awards based on its experience in providing satellite communication anchor stations, the associated WGS certification process and overall lifecycle cost criteria. The Danish forces will join other nations partnering with the U.S. in the WGS program , and offering military satellite communication services (Milsatcom) to users, including marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and the White House Communications Agency.