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UAE?s satellite operator Yahsat and Thuraya, Yahsat?s mobile satellite services subsidiary, are showcasing the latest government and military satellite communication technologies at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX)

Idex npy17 130The companies will present nine new technologies including future-focused prototypes covering land, sea and air platforms. (Image source: IDEX)

Held this year at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, from 17-21 February 2019, IDEX is the only international exhibition in the MENA region to showcase the latest defence technology.

During the five-day exhibition, Yahsat Government Solutions and Thuraya will present nine new solutions that provide robust, secure and integrated satellite connectivity.

The technologies include Yahsat?s wider range, featuring a diverse ecosystem of integrated satellite solutions designed to meet the most complex security requirements of governments and defence customers.

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 more than 30 years of experience in operating global satellite communication services,? he added.