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Year In Review... Codan SATCOM

codan_sm1210_l 2010 has been a year of significant change for the Codan group and the Codan Satcom team. After 19 years at the healm, their CEO Mike Heard retired in November and was replaced by Donald McGurk. Donald, who has been a senior executive in the business for over 10 years, is a change manager and will help drive the next phase of Codan Satcom’s exciting future.

In May of 2009, Codan Ltd. in Australia acquired Locus Microwave in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, to form CODAN SATCOM (USA). With design and manufacturing capability in Pennsylvania, Locus Microwave’s work in X-band continues with a steady supply of Block UpConverters, SSPA Modules, Low Noise Amplifiers and LNBs for use in WGS and other Military/Government networks. Included in the Locus product line is the recent introduction of a high power, Ku-band BUC (100, 120 Watt) which rounds out a variety of solutions for MILSATCOM requirements


The integration of the Locus business into Codan continues at pace. In August, our USA internal sales, marketing and customer support capabilities were consolidated into the Locus Microwave facility in Pennsylvania. The size of our team in Pennsylvania has also increased signficantly with new staff in sales, engineering and manufacturing, effectively doubling the head count at Locus Microwave during the year.

Codan Satcom’s global sales and marketing activities for Codan and Locus Microwave branded products are supported by the Engineering and Manufacturing teams in the USA and Australia and our new website at www.codansatcom.com. The next generation of products has also been successfully launched: Codan 8 W Ku-band Mini-BUC is positioned to support the rapid growth in the Maritime market for Ku-band VSAT terminals. Locus Microwave 100 and 120 W Ku-band BUCs round out the product portfolio for Military X- and Ku-Band requirements and extend our capability to support the Commercial market with the Codan C & Ku-band RBUC family.

codan_sm1210_bio The product roadmap for 2011 includes further extensions to the Codan and Locus Mini-BUC platforms to support C-, X-, Ku- and Ka- requirements in both Military Manpack and Maritime and Commercial VSAT markets. There will also be continued extension of our higher power C-, X- and Ku-band products focusing on new and innovative technologies that further reduce size and weight with improved RF efficiency.