12 Nov 09. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, through its Services Department, is taking over the technical support of the satellite communication systems operated by the German Navy. The corresponding partnership contract has been signed by EADS Astrium UK and ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK will be given exclusive responsibility for the through-life support services for all SHF satellite communication systems of EADS Astrium UK. The services transferred include the procurement of spare parts, the handling of repairs and customer service tasks, and the onboard integration of upgrades. As the country support partner of EADS Astrium UK, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK will also be taking on the support services for the German F125 frigate. During the construction, integration, commissioning and in-service phases, the Bremen-based company will ensure that all the support measures are in place for the SHF satcom system. In addition, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK will become the main point of contact in respect of this service palette for the ARGE F125 consortium, for the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement, for the German Navy and for the Naval Arsenal.