AMERGINT Technology on Wednesday said it has acquired Tethers Unlimited Inc. (TUI), a provider of satellite communications and in-space technology, allowing the company to offer integrated end-to-end solutions for satellite communications and in-space services.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AMERGINT, which is based in Colorado, develops and manufactures ground-based systems and modems used in satellite communications, data processing and transport. The company recently acquired the space-based optics business of Raytheon Technologies


TUI develops and manufactures software-defined radios and mesh networks for satellites, and robotic systems. The Washington-based company also makes propulsion systems for orbital maneuvering.

“Joining forces with AMERGINT makes tremendous sense for Tethers Unlimited,” Rob Hoyt, TUI’s CEO, said in a statement. “Combining AMERGINT’s ground-based processors and modems with TUI’s software-defined satellite radios and mesh network solution enables us to provide flexible, affordable, secure and resilient end-to-end communications services that scale to meet the needs of the hybrid space architecture under development by the Space Force, the Space Development Agency, DARPA, the U.S. Air Force and the intelligence community.”

Larry Hill, AMERGINT’s CEO, said in a statement that “At a time when our customers are increasingly focused on integrated communications and data networks, we are excited to close the link between software-defined solutions from the ground architecture to the spacecraft.”

AMERGINT said that in addition to offering integrated satellite communications solutions the two companies will also build on their respective products for space servicing and test systems.