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CPI Strengthens Antenna Business with Acquisitions

By | August 22, 2018
5.6m ASC Signal Ka-band Antenna. Photo: CPI

5.6m ASC Signal Ka-band Antenna. Photo: CPI

Communications and Power Industries (CPI) acquired Orbital Systems and Quorum Communications from its co-founders. The acquired companies design and manufacture associated ground-based full-motion antenna products that play a key role in communications applications. Orbital Systems provides antenna systems primarily for communications with earth observation satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) applications, while Quorum Communications, its sister company, provides satellite microwave receivers, downconverters, and other communications products.

Coupled with CPI’s recent purchase of the large-diameter satellite communications antenna family from Viasat , the acquisition of Orbital Systems and Quorum Communications enables CPI to offer commercial and government customers a comprehensive range of limited-motion and full-motion antenna products. The acquired companies will be integrated into CPI’s Antenna Systems Division.

CPI intends to retain the leadership, personnel, and facilities of the newly acquired companies, and the three co-founders and principals — Carl Schoeneberger, Allan Bundens and Richard Fogle  will join the company. CPI intends to continue to utilize Orbital Systems’ and Quorum Communications’ shared manufacturing facilities in Irving, Texas. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.