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SES Government Arm Rebrands as SES Space & Defense; David Fields Quoted

The government-focused subsidiary of global satellite operator SES has changed its name to SES Space & Defense as part of a rebranding effort that seeks to reflect its new strategy, structure and expanded capabilities meant to meet the needs of the Department of Defense and other U.S. government customers.

The rebranding comes after SES Government Solutions closed its acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions from Leonardo DRS in August and announced a string of leadership appointments in September, SES GS said Thursday.

SES Space & Defense will be composed of two units and the space initiatives segment will deal with projects that leverage the company’s multiorbit satellite fleet, infrastructure and related assets. The defense networks unit will focus on end-to-end mission-critical communitions and multioperator managed services.

David Fields, president and CEO of SES Space & Defense, said the move is a key milestone for the company and for defense clients and that the organization is committed to delivering space platforms to tactical customers.

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