On 5 June 2020, CPI announced it has completed the purchase of SATCOM Technologies, the antenna systems business of General Dynamics Mission Systems (GD Satcom), which has approximately 1,000 employees and facilities in the United States, Europe and India. It will be called CPI Satcom & Antenna Technologies Inc.
California-based CPI, short for Communications & Power Industries, announced in August 2019 its intent to purchase SATCOM Technologies, the antenna systems business of General Dynamics Mission Systems.
SATCOM Technologies designs, manufactures and installs satellite communications antenna systems used in commercial, defense and scientific applications. CPI said this acquisition would complement CPI’s existing portfolio of government, military and commercial products.
The former GD SATCOM Technologies business, and the CPI Malibu and Orbital Systems business entities have been integrated to create CPI Satcom & Antenna Technologies Division (CPI SAT), the world’s leading end-to-end provider of ground-based satellite communications products; auto-tracking data link antennas for land, sea and air; high precision scientific and satellite terminals; and services.
CPI SAT has a heritage of more than 50 years of designing and manufacturing some of the world’s most advanced systems and structures for the defense, scientific community, and commercial industry. Whether it is a small satellite antenna streaming television to your home or a large radio telescope high in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile aiding scientists with deep space exploration, CPI SAT connects customers around the world.
STEP Electronics is the official distributor for CPI Satcom & Antenna Technologies Division (CPI SAT) products in the Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific region. STEP Electronics’ team of technical personnel will assist you through the design, construction, and commissions of your antenna requirement.
For additional questions, please contact Garry Dawson, STEP Electronics Satellite Systems Manager.