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 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 said: “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.
Yahsat is a leading global satellite operator, providing multipurpose satellite solutions for broadband, broadcast and government communications use across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Central and South West Asia. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi. Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer Ka-band services including YahClick, Yahsat Government Solutions, YahLink and Yahlive via its Al Yah 1 and Al Yah 2 satellites.
With the launch of Al Yah 3 satellite, Yahsat’s commercial Ka-band coverage has extended to 20 additional markets, reaching 60% of Africa’s population and over 95% of Brazil’s population.
Yahsat recently acquired a majority and controlling stake in Thuraya, UAE’s first home-grown mobile satellite services operator. The acquisition has enabled Yahsat to provide a broad range of Fixed and Mobile Satellite Services to over 160 countries.
In September 2018, Yahsat and Hughes announced a new joint venture to provide satellite broadband services to the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia markets, followed by the announcement of a similar new joint venture with Hughes in Brazil dated May 2019.
Thuraya, is the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 1997, Thuraya offers innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, government, broadcast media, maritime, military, aerospace and humanitarian NGO.
Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by MSS, quasi-global VSAT coverage and around the world through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically advanced and dependable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency.
Through relevant partnerships, Thuraya stays ahead by delivering solutions and supporting applications that meet the rapidly transforming nature of market demands. Thuraya remains committed to keeping everyone within reach in any circumstance by making accessible the essential tools required for vital connectivity.