• The Cobra terminal will be exported to four navies. (EM Solutions)
    The Cobra terminal will be exported to four navies. (EM Solutions)

Brisbane-based EM Solutions has recently closed contracts to deliver its Cobra Maritime Satellite Terminals to four navies.

These contracts, valued at approximately $14 million, will be delivered through 2020 and 2021: a record backlog for the company, six months after being acquired by EOS.

Operating at X-Band, Military Ka-Band and Commercial Ka-Band and certified for operation on major global networks such as WGS and Inmarsat GX, the Cobra terminals provide users with robust and resilient beyond line-of-site communications with unprecedented flexibility and assuredness for their operations at sea.

“These export sales help confirm EM Solutions as a trusted supplier of broadband satellite communications to defence forces around the world," EM Solutions CEO, Dr Rowan Gilmore said. "The orders come on the back of the tremendous support the company has received from the Australian Department of Defence in the development and commercialisation of its Cobra terminals.

"As we continue to support the RAN with deployment of Cobra terminals on multiple vessel types, the confidence shown in Australian space communications technology by multiple allied navies is a strong endorsement of the sovereign capability that has been fostered by Australian Defence Industry policy."

“The global success of our Cobra technology underscores its suitability for a wider role in global satellite communications," the Group CEO of EOS, Dr Ben Greene, said. "Cobra is presently the most versatile satellite communication terminal available, providing users with access to both MEO (mid earth orbit) and GEO (geostationary orbit) satellites in multiple military and commercial bands, and from rapidly manoeuvring platforms such as fast naval vessels.

"Cobra is now being extended in scale and adapted in spectrum for more platforms, and a wide range of potential roles in the EOS deployment of next-generation communication satellites in MEO.”

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