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Yahsat and Thuraya to reveal military satellite communications capability at IDEX 2019

The new military offerings build upon Yahsat’s and Thuraya’s experience in operating satellite communication services for over 30 years. The nine technologies being showcased include future-focused prototypes covering land, sea and air platforms.
Ali Al Hashemi, CEO of Thuraya.

UAE’s leading global satellite operator, Yahsat, and Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, will showcase the latest government and military satellite communication technologies at this year’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX). IDEX 2019 is being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from February 17-21 and is the only international expo in MENA to showcase the latest defence technology.

During the five-day exhibition, Yahsat Government Solutions and Thuraya will unveil nine new solutions that provide robust, secure and integrated satellite connectivity. The technologies comprise Yahsat’s wider offering, featuring a diverse ecosystem of integrated satellite solutions designed to meet the most complex security requirements of governments and defense clients.

Speaking about their participation at IDEX 2019, Ali Al Hashemi, General Manager of Yahsat Government Solutions and CEO of Thuraya said: “We are proud to serve the UAE government by providing them with secure satellite communications; we are continually observing the market and in dialogue with technology providers to find the best technologies and products that enable us to better serve our clients in government and defence segments.

“We are now able to provide the UAE Armed Forces with an enhanced offering including Beyond Line of Sight Communications, Blue Force Tracking, Secure Communications on the Move and Military Grade Handheld Communications, through combining both Yahsat and Thuraya capabilities in fixed and mobile satellite communication solutions, bringing over 30 years of experience in operating global satellite communication services.”

Yahsat acquired a majority and controlling stake in Thuraya last year, enabling expansion of its portfolio to include Fixed Satellite Solutions and Mobile Satellite Solutions for both government and commercial clients.