Calian acquires Intertronic, an business main supplier of excessive efficiency antenna options

InterTronic antennas maximize the user experience through exceptional alignment, precision and accuracy of the reflector surface

OTTAWA, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 4, 2021 / Calian® Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) announced the acquisition of InterTronic Solutions Inc. (InterTronic), Canada’s leading manufacturer of high-performance antenna systems. Bringing together Calian ground satellite systems and InterTronic antenna systems, aerospace, defense and satellite communications customers have a wide range of capabilities to meet their key radio frequency ground system (RF) needs.

InterTronic’s state-of-the-art, high-precision antenna solutions include high-precision, high-speed motion systems used by military, scientific and commercial customers. Applications of InterTronic solutions include radio astronomy, radar, electronic warfare, space and satellite communications.

“The InterTronic product portfolio is a natural extension of Calian’s existing satellite gateway, modulator and monitoring portfolio and will further diversify Calian’s customer base.” explains Patrick Thera, President of Advanced Technologies, Calian. “The extraordinary alignment, precision and accuracy of the reflector surface make InterTronic antennas ideal for applications such as advanced interferometry with a very long baseline or VLBI.”

By combining InterTronic antenna cables with Calian’s composite fiber antenna cable, customers have a compelling range of antenna solutions to meet their most demanding requirements for low earth orbit, medium earth orbit, geostationary orbit, space and radar. Combined with Calian’s flooring design capabilities, Calian can now offer a wider range of innovative end-to-end flooring system solutions.

“InterTronic customers are among the most demanding and demanding in the world and demand top performance at every turn,” says Jill Wright, founder of InterTronic. “The natural synergy between our organizations will enable us to continue our tradition of excellence as InterTronic, a Calian company.”

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“We are delighted that the InterTronic team is part of the Calian family,” said Kevin Ford, CEO of Calian. “This acquisition supports our four-pillar growth framework, specifically diversifying customers with strong customers in the US and innovating with technologies that strengthen our flooring offering,” continued Ford.

The final agreement is worth up to CDN 22 million. The amount paid on completion is $ 13.0 million and includes earnouts of up to $ 9.0 million based on achieving a specified EBITDA performance level and contract profits over the next 24 months. InterTronic’s results are consolidated and reported in the Calian Advanced Technologies segment.

About InterTronic Solutions Inc.

InterTronic Solutions Inc. was founded in 1999 and produces high-performance antenna systems. We develop state-of-the-art antenna systems that maximize the user experience for radio astronomy, radar, electronic warfare, space and satellite communications. Our 12 meter radio telescopes are the antennas of choice for NASA’s VLBI program, while our 15 meter systems are used for high performance deep space radar applications. Our ground systems support LEO, MEO and GEO satellites from UHF to V-band. InterTronic is based in Quebec, Canada. InterTronic functions include antenna design, manufacture, upgrade, repair, engineering, and installation and test services for customers around the world.

About Calian Advanced Technologies

Calian Advanced Technologies solutions include satellite gateways and infrastructures for RF communications, telemetry, tracking and control systems, space exploration, and earth observation. Calian Advanced Technologies provides state-of-the-art communications products for terrestrial and satellite networks. Additionally, we enable our commercial and defense customers to deliver reliable, high quality products and systems by providing them with world class electronics, manufacturing and testing services. One of our key markets is satellite RF ground system solutions for customers with complex technical requirements. Our customers are industry leaders, providing systems tailored to their demanding needs with practical solutions that are delivered on time and on budget.

About Calian

Calian employs over 4,400 people supplying a variety of products and solutions to private sector, government and defense customers in North American and global markets. The company’s diverse capabilities are provided in four segments: Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning and Information Technology. The Advanced Technologies segment provides innovative products, technologies, and manufacturing services and solutions for the aerospace, communications, defense, nuclear, government and agriculture sectors. The Health segment manages a network of more than 1,800 health professionals providing primary and occupational health services to public and private customers across Canada. Learning is a trusted provider of emergency management, advisory and specialized training services and solutions to the Canadian armed forces and customers in the defense, health, energy and other sectors. The Information Technology segment supports customer needs in the public and private sectors for expertise in the delivery of complex IT and cybersecurity solutions. Headquartered in Ottawa, the company’s offices and projects span Canada and international markets. For more information, please visit our website at

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Investor Relations Inquiries:

Patrick Houston

Kevin Ford
President and Chief Executive Officer

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