ADSB, YahSat ink satellite systems contract
Abu Dhabi, February 21, 2013
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat) have announced the award of a contract to fit state-of-the-art satellite communications systems to the complete fleet of UAE Navy Baynunah class corvettes.
Under the terms of the contract, ADSB will install equipment supplied by YahSat and leading communications company Rohde & Schwarz to the fleet, while additional project technical support will be provided by CMN and Selex.
ADSB is the prime contractor on the project and will be responsible for vessel modification and installation of the equipment, a statement from the company said. It is currently leading the region’s largest naval shipbuilding programme to construct six Baynunah class corvettes for the UAE Navy and has added a new modern composite facility as part of its on-going business expansion programme.
Ian Pike, chief executive of ADSB, said: “We are delighted to expand our work for the UAE Navy in relation to the fleet of Baynunah Class corvettes. This contract demonstrates the synergies that exist between the defense-related companies in the wider Mubadala group of companies and the mutual benefits they create for our customers.”
Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions for government and commercial purposes for broadband, broadcast, military, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia.
Tareq Al Hosani, chief executive of YahSat, said: “Network security and uninterrupted service are constant concerns for maritime customers – our solution is designed to provide connectivity and real-time data to meet their needs. We look forward to working closely with our partners at ADSB to provide the UAE Navy with a truly complementary service.” – TradeArabia News Service