Satellite Export & Engineering Becomes Patriot Antenna Systems

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Albion, MI - Jan 7, 2002 - Satellite Export & Engineering (SEE) has changed its company name to Patriot Antenna Systems in an effort to leverage the International brand recognition associated with its highly successful Patriot commercial satellite antennas. Patriot Antenna Systems will continue to offer all of the equipment and services that it provided as SEE. The company has also added a new line of transmit antennas to its product portfolio in an effort to provide one of the widest selections in the industry.

In a press release, Jeff Mathie, president of Patriot, noted that the company was already known by both names, but that this change takes advantage of the stronger brand identification of Patriot. It was also noted that the company sells all types of satellite communications hardware, but that the cornerstone of the company are the metal antenna systems.

Patriot recently completed range certification for its 1.2 and 1.0 meter Ku-band transmit/receive antenna systems with feed horn and OMT/filter packages. This allows the company to sell FCC-compliant products while type approvals for Intelsat and Eutelsat await final acceptance. The 1.0 and 1.2 products represent some of the first mass production, metal transmit antennas available in smaller apertures. The company is banking on the advantages of metal antennas over competitors Fiberglass/SMC antennas. These advantages, such as improved surface accuracy, and simplified repeatable production methods for mass production are key to Patriots strategy for entering the two-way VSAT market.

Patriot plans to announce the availability of other apertures antennas as well as C and Ka band options in early 2002.

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