Abu Dhabi, UAE – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat” or, together with its subsidiaries, “the Group listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (“ADX”; under the symbol: YAHSAT, ISIN: AEA007501017), has launched its new tactical radio extender over satellite solution (T-TAC) designed for government and enterprise markets at Satellite 2023.

T-TAC is a beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications solution, which is being launched in collaboration with Cobham Satcom. The system has been designed to allow operators on land, sea, and air to communicate seamlessly. It employs an advanced Generic Converter Unit that enables users to speak over tactical radio and push-to-talk (PTT) devices via satellite. This makes it easier for personnel to communicate in remote or isolated locations where use of line-of-sight systems is difficult due to long distance or obstacles between on-site teams and their headquarters.

The lightweight solution is built with low power consumption hardware and is suitable for comms-on-the-move or comms-on-the-halt. It securely connects existing tactical VHF/UHF radios with a converter that links to Thuraya’s satellite via single hop for minimal delay, enabling reliable BLOS communications while avoiding the need to set up terrestrial infrastructure.

Sulaiman Al Ali, Thuraya Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are proud to announce the launch of Thuraya T-TAC in collaboration with Cobham Satcom. This is a truly industry-leading tactical radio solution, and we are looking forward to demonstrating its capabilities to visitors at Satellite 2023. The T-TAC is an important component of our portfolio expansion and reinforces our commitment to developing cutting-edge technologies that address market need as well as solving the unique challenges faced by our customers.”

T-TAC resolves long-running issues related to limitations in PTT communications, enabling secure communication between different on-ground agencies and their headquarters. The system comes in four different packages: T-TAC ManPack, T-TAC Aeronautical, T-TAC Marine, and T-TAC Vehicular, each adapted for different use-case scenarios. The product provides interoperable communication capabilities between different systems, allowing military and emergency operations around the world to work together seamlessly, while any encryption on the radios is maintained.

The T-TAC solution will operate over existing Thuraya satellites (Thuraya-2 and Thuraya-3) as well as Thuraya-4 in the future. The concept of operation for T-TAC solution is based on bent-pipe capacity lease service with highly flexibly technical and commercial options.

T-TAC will be on display at the Yahsat Stand #2819, Hall A, to allow visitors to find out more during the Satellite 2023 exhibition.


About Yahsat

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) is a public company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, offering multi-mission satellite services in more than 150 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia.

Yahsat’s fleet of 5 satellites reaches more than 80% 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 due to be in service during 2025.

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About Thuraya Telecommunications Company

Established in 1997, Thuraya offers innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including maritime, energy, government, broadcast media, military, aerospace and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by MSS, 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.

For more information, visit www.thuraya.com; Follow us on Twitter: @ThurayaTelecom

About Cobham Satcom

Cobham Satcom is a market-leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions and services for the maritime and land segments, delivering business- and mission-critical connectivity to a broad range of service providers, enterprises, and government customers. By exploring new technologies, partnerships, and spaces, Cobham Satcom continues to deliver innovative communication solutions, through the design and manufacturing of high-performance radio and communication terminals, gateways, and systems solutions under the SAILOR, Sea Tel, EXPLORER, and TRACKER brands.

For more information, visit: www.cobhamsatcom.com