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Thuraya signs strategic agreement with Delta Bridge

Through the partnership, Thuraya and Delta Bridge will deliver secure satellite communication connectivity and mission-critical applications to key government customers in the defence and government sector.

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of UAE satellite operator Yahsat has signed a solution system integrator partnership agreement with US-based systems integrator Delta Bridge.

Delta Bridge provides US government customers with a diverse portfolio of services and support to ensure their mission success anywhere they deploy.  

Through the partnership, Thuraya and Delta Bridge will deliver secure satellite communication connectivity and mission-critical applications key government customers from the defence and government sector, backed by the companies’ broad portfolios of experience and capabilities.

Delta Bridge specialises in secure turnkey telecommunication solutions catering to the mission-critical needs of US government customers, supporting logistics, oil and gas and maritime initiatives. Since 2006, the company has supported US government integration projects. Leveraging Thuraya’s innovative technologies and solutions, Delta Bridge will support government customers and build on its history of research and development (R&D), engineering, conceptualisation and project management.

Commenting on the agreement, Sulaiman Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya, said: “Thuraya is pleased to welcome Delta Bridge as a solution system integrator for government and enterprise entities. This partnership will further enhance our commitment to supporting the US government customers with state of the art satellite solutions that will enhance the safety and security requirements, as well as provide them with a wide range of MSS solutions for land, maritime and aero platforms. Nowadays, the integration of end-to-end solutions for government customers is highly specialised and the overall demand for reliable satellite communication needs are on the rise. I am confident that this new partnership will meet those needs on all levels, including customization, interoperability as well as the integration of secure solutions.”

Tom Becherer, President of Delta Bridge, added: “Through this partnership, Delta Bridge will merge its specialised expertise with Thuraya’s unique capabilities to capitalise on next-generation technologies that deliver solutions for our customers’ most critical needs. Adding satellite connectivity to our portfolio will expand our scope of our services and capabilities to include encrypted cloud applications, the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, security and surveillance and networking.”

Yahsat recently announced the successful completion of the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of Thuraya 4-NGS, part of a transformational programme delivering a comprehensive new MSS ecosystem.