Press Release

(MCLEAN, VA – (July 15, 2009) – Satellite solutions provider AMERICOM Government Services (AGS) announced today that it completed the acquisition of AOS, Inc.

The company, which will be operated as a division of AGS, is based in Dallas, Texas, and is a leading provider of highly secure, customized, turnkey network mobility and communications solutions, engineering, program management, IT consulting and managed network services. As one of the most respected and recognized leaders in its industry, AOS has a reputation for exceeding customer expectations in solving mission-critical problems with innovative applications of technology and expertise.

As an integrated team, AGS and AOS boasts a broader offering and reach to the U.S. government market and is equipped to engineer secure satellite communications technologies, network mobility and custom end-to-end solutions – powered by the world’s leading operator of global communications satellites, SES.

Tip Osterthaler, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGS, remarked, “AOS brings AGS valuable experience in innovative applications of secure communications technology, and further enhances our ability to meet requirements for satellite-based systems for the U.S. government. This is a well-run organization with a seasoned management team and dedicated workforce. The future of the combined enterprise is bright, both for us and for our customers.”

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, AGS leverages the SES fleet of 40 global satellites to create custom satellite communications solutions to meet the mission requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, FAA and other U.S. government organizations around the world.

Sue Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of AOS, Inc., noted, “Joining forces with AGS provides AOS with a much expanded, world-class solutions portfolio in both the fixed satellite and mobile satellite markets. This enhanced offering will be of tremendous benefit and value to our core customers and beyond.”


AMERICOM Government Services, Inc. (AGS), an independent corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, Inc., is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communication needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than three decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, AGS offers robust and secure satellite-based communications solutions. By integrating hybrid telecommunications and information technology systems, including leading-edge IP platforms and applications, AGS provides secure broadband communications in support of mission-critical needs as well as day-to-day operations. Supported by SES’s fleet of 40 satellites offering comprehensive global coverage and bandwidth portability, AGS’s solutions including highly reliable fixed, transportable and on-the-move services can be provided on a global basis. AGS’s reputation as a provider of high-value end-to-end solutions has been validated by long-term relationships with diverse customers, including DoD, Department of Commerce/NOAA, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, NASA, and other civilian and defense-related agencies.


SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES is the newly combined SES division that brings together SES AMERICOM, the leading supplier of satellite services in the U.S., with the strategic global satellite services of SES NEW SKIES. SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES is a global leader that serves broadcasters, cable programmers, telecommunications companies and networks, governments, aeronautical and maritime communications integrators, Internet service providers, and educational institutions with efficient communications and content distribution solutions. Recognized as a major innovator of advanced satellite communications services, the division operates a fleet of 25 satellites in key orbital positions capable of providing coverage and service throughout the Americas and around the world. SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES also has six spacecraft under construction and operates global ground facilities. SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES has offices in Princeton, The Hague, Washington, D.C., Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Sydney. For more information, visit or

About SES

SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA and SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES, 90% of SES SIRIUS in Europe, and strategic participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 40 satellites in 26 orbital locations. For further information:

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Nicole Robinson, 703-610-0972

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