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Horizon Technologies to operate as two separate business units

Posted 12 January 2021 · Add Comment

Horizon Technologies has announced that despite Covid-related challenges, 2020 has been its best ever year and as a result it will be operating as two separate business units, effective 1st January 2021.



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Horizon Technologies has announced that despite Covid-related challenges, 2020 has been its best ever year and as a result it will be operating as two separate business units, effective 1st January 2021.

According to John Beckner, Horizon Technologies CEO, the establishment of the two separate business units makes sense going forward since the Horizon Aerospace Technologies business continues to expand and is primarily hardware driven, whilst AMBER Horizon Space Technologies business is a Data as a Service (DaaS) business and operates under an entirely different business model.

Horizon Technologies' FlyingFish SIGINT system (above) was in use all over the world in 2020 saving refugees, combating illegal fishing, smuggling, transshipments and terrorism. Within six years, FlyingFish has become the world’s preferred, fully airborne qualified, Sat Phone SIGINT solution for manned and unmanned aircraft. Since 2015, many thousands of refugees have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea alone due to the use of FlyingFish.

This year will see additional sales of its transformational Xtender product for UAVs as well as a major new product announcement. Mr Basharit Ahmed has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will lead this business segment.

In 2020, the first AMBER CubeSat payload was delivered to AAC Clyde Space in preparation for the first launch in mid-2021. At that time, the AMBER Space-Based Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Intelligence data will be available to customers worldwide; led by the UK Government. The AMBER constellation will be a state-of-the-art second Generation Constellation which does not require 'clusters' of CubeSats for RF data collection. AMBER will provide demodulated data, rather than mere geolocations.

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