Yahsat to build $6.5mn naval satellite communication network for ADSB

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat Government Solutions (YGS), the dedicated government arm of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, has been awarded a $6.5 million contract by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) to provide advanced and secure satellite communication services.

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

Ali Al Hashemi
Ali Al Hashemi
Group CEO-Yahsat

“We are proud that ADSB has selected Yahsat to provide these innovative satellite communication solutions for its vessels. This agreement is a major milestone for Yahsat and one that demonstrates our increasing role in delivering more value to our customers. Furthermore, this collaboration is another key step towards advancing the nation’s long-term industrialization strategy and serves as a testament to the leading role Yahsat is playing in building the UAE’s satellite communication and manufacturing capabilities, strengthening its position as a global hub for space science and technology.”

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

In November 2021, Yahsat together with its subsidiaries, entered into a group-wide partnership with Swedish company Ericsson to provide private network, data and internet connectivity services across the oil and gas, mining and ports industries. The integrated solution provides secure, reliable and low-latency local connectivity to deploy Industry 4.0 use cases on a single network while ensuring that sensitive data remains on-site.

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