Vitec Group seeks to improve expertise in aerospace and defense antennas with acquisition of Haigh-Farr

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, England, 30 Sept. 2011. The Vitec Group plc in Kingston upon Thames, England, is boosting the company's expertise in antenna technology with its acquisition of Haigh-Farr Inc. in Bedford, N.H., for $36 million in cash. Vitec specializes in microwave transmitters and receivers for aerospace and defense applications that send video signals wirelessly for distances as far as 30 miles. Haigh-Farr designs antennas for weapons test and evaluation; launch telemetry, tracking, flight termination; and communications for military, space, and commercial applications.

Sep 30th, 2011

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, England, 30 Sept. 2011. The Vitec Group plc in Kingston upon Thames, England, is boosting the company's expertise in antenna technology with its acquisition of Haigh-Farr Inc. in Bedford, N.H., for $36 million in cash. Vitec specializes in microwave transmitters and receivers for aerospace and defense applications that send video signals wirelessly for distances as far as 30 miles. Haigh-Farr designs antennas for weapons test and evaluation; launch telemetry, tracking, flight termination; and communications for military, space, and commercial applications.

Haigh-Farr pioneered the wraparound antenna for aircraft, missile, and spacecraft communications, and makes application specific antennas for challenging communications conditions. The transaction is subject to the approval from the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment, which Vitec officials say they expect by the end of November.

Haigh-Farr will operate as a standalone business in Vitec's Videocom Division, and will complement Vitec-owned Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC in Mt. Olive, N.J., Vitec officials say.

For more information contact Vitec online at www.vitecgroup.com, Haigh-Farr at www.haigh-farr.com, or Integrated Microwave Technologies at www.imt-government.com.

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