Thales acquires SATCOM company Tampa Microwave

Electronic systems company Thales has signed an agreement to acquire Tampa Microwave, a privately held company specialising in tactical satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals and related products for government and commercial customers.

The acquisition is conditional upon receiving certain regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2012.

Tampa Microwave’s core capabilities include the design, development and manufacturing of SATCOM terminals, as well as custom SATCOM engineering and customer support.