Yahsat and Thuraya reinforce UAE presence at DSEI 2019


Yahsat, the UAE’s leading global satellite operator and Thuraya, its mobile satellite services subsidiary will showcase their latest military and government communication capabilities at DSEI, a premier defense exhibition in London, from September 10 to 13.

During the 4-day event that has the UAE as its international partner, Yahsat Government Solutions and Thuraya will introduce a number of end-to-end solutions at booth #N7-230, for mission critical operations on land, sea and air platforms.

The combined portfolio – powered by C, Ka, Ku and L-bands – will complement cutting-edge developments showcased by the Emirati defense and security industry at the adjoining UAE National Pavilion.

Ali Al Hashemi, General Manager of Yahsat Government Solutions and Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya speaks of the participation: “As the world’s 6th largest satellite operator with an enhanced portfolio including fixed and mobile communication solutions, Yahsat and Thuraya are excited to be part of the defense and security dialogue at DSEI. We look forward to welcoming our partners, and exploring opportunities to enable comprehensive, future-focused systems for our government and commercial customers.”

Today, Yahsat Government Solutions is the UAE government’s preferred partner for satellite solutions, providing highly secure, diverse and integrated fixed and mobile communication solutions for the UAE armed forces, enabling Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Communications, Blue Force Tracking (BFT), Secure Communications on the Move and Military Grade Handheld Communications.

Yahsat and Thuraya bring more than 30 years of combined expertise in developing solutions for the most complex security requirements. Following Yahsat’s acquisition of Thuraya in 2018, Thuraya’s two satellites, which serve over 160 countries, joined Yahsat’s network to expand the group’s total fleet to five satellites. As a result, Yahsat Government Solutions’ service portfolio is now poised to reach a wider breadth of markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America, Australia and Asia.