Press Release

AGS Supplying Vital Space Segment and Gateway Services for FAA Satellite Communications
May 23, 2006 – Washington, DC – AMERICOM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Inc. (AGS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, announced today it is partnering with prime contractor Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) to support the FTI Satellite (FTI-SAT) 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 provide backup telecommunications for radar, weather and cockpit to air traffic controller communications. AGS will be supporting the program with the AMC-9 and AMC-6 spacecrafts.

“We knew we needed the right partner for the FTI-SAT portion of the total FTI program, and AGS was the subcontractor we wanted to work with due to their long history of service to the government customer,” said John O’Sullivan, FTI program vice president for Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “Together we will be supplying the FAA with the best satcom service available, allowing for a safer and more efficient network that will also deliver significant cost savings over the present legacy network.”

“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 CEO of AGS. “AGS is a trusted satellite communications services partner to leading commercial contractors like Harris Corp., with a proven track record and the ability to provide satellite bandwidth globally, teleport and terrestrial infrastructure, and engineering and integration services vital for complete network solutions.”


AMERICOM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Inc. (AGS) is an independent corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM. Leveraging a 30-year heritage of experience in the government SATCOM market, AGS offers comprehensive satellite-based communications solutions that enable federal agencies to extend secure broadband communications to fulfill both routine and mission-critical applications. With access to a fleet of 42 satellites, AGS’ full range of satellite services and end-to-end solutions allows for secure, reliable communications and comprehensive global coverage. AGS’ reputation for operational excellence and highly reliable network solutions has been validated by long-term relationships with diverse government customers including DoD, US Army, US Air Force, Department of Commerce/NOAA, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, NASA, and other civilian and defense-related agencies.

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Monica Morgan, (1) 609-987-4143

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