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Yahsat wins shipping sat-coms order

February 3, 2022

By Chris Forrester

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Yahsat has won a contract from the local Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) to provide advanced and secure satellite communication services. The contract is worth AED 24 million (€5.7 million).

Yahsat says it will design, deliver and integrate the satellite communication systems in vessels produced by ADSB. Yahsat will work closely with ADSB, an expert in new build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, to include secure and reliable end user communications solutions using Yahsat’s wide satellite network, ideal for naval satellite communications.

“The satellite communication systems to be commissioned on the vessels have been designed, integrated, assembled and factory tested in-house by the Yahsat Government Services team, demonstrating the Group’s dedicated efforts to strengthen local resources and capabilities to support customers’ needs,” says Yahsat.

Yahsat’s fleet of 5 satellites reaches more than 80 percent of the world’s population, enabling critical communications including broadband, broadcasting, backhauling and mobility solutions. Based out of Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Yahsat provides C, Ku, Ka and L-band satellite communications solutions for land, maritime and aero platforms to consumers, governments and enterprises. Its businesses consist of Yahsat Government Solutions, Thuraya, YahClick (powered by Hughes) and YahLink. Yahsat also participates in Hughes do Brasil, an equity partnership with Hughes, and Yahlive, an equity partnership with SES. In 2020, Yahsat commenced construction of Thuraya 4-NGS, the next generation telecommunications system for Thuraya, which is scheduled for launch in late 2023.

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