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AGS To Supply Services For FTI-SAT Program

by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) May 29, 2006
Americom Government Services announced Monday it is partnering with prime contractor Harris Corp. to support the FTI Satellite program on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration. AGS will be providing Ku-band and C-band connectivity under a multi-year contract to the FTI-SAT program, combined with redundant teleport facilities.

Satellite equipment replaced through the FTI-SAT program will support critical radar, weather and cockpit to air traffic controller communications.

The program provides for reliable and redundant voice and data communications between planes and air traffic control systems, and enables safe hand-offs from one controller to another.

By protecting the reliability of ground-to-plane communications, FTI-SAT is designed to improve the safety of air traffic throughout the United States. AGS will be supporting the program with its AMC-9 and AMC-6 spacecraft.

"Government agencies continue to require increasing levels of satellite services to meet their requirements, whether they are civilian or defense-related programs," said David Helfgott, president and chief executive officer of AGS.

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