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UAE’s Thuraya and smp aviation Showcase Aero at DSEI 2017

Thuraya’s headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph courtesy of Thuraya.

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and specialized security solutions partner, smp aviation, will be collaborating to showcase their recently launched airborne satellite communication service, Thuraya Aero, at booth N3- 402 during the upcoming DSEI event in London. Held from September 12-15, 2017, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition is the most prominent event in its field and brings together industry leaders from 5 sector-focused zones – Air, Land, Naval, Security, and Joint – for the presentation of new and improved equipment and systems. This year’s exhibition is set to host over 34,000 attendees, including defence ministers, international military and armed forces personnel, and top industry players from both public and private sectors.

Acting Chief Commercial Officer of Thuraya, Rashid Baba, said: “With Thuraya Aero, we’ve entered the aeronautical sector and pushed forward satellite-based solutions in defense and security systems. Together with smp aviation and our other service partners, we’ve designed an aviation communication platform that is resilient, flexible and operationally efficient, and are confident in its potential to deliver superior connectivity for military and security requirements across sky, land, and sea. We are excited to be at DSEI, an event that provides us a vital setting in which to connect with key customers, showcase Aero and explain its nuances, learn from industry leaders, and pave the way forward for many further collaborations.”

Manfred Scheiring, CEO at smp aviation said: “Our goal was to offer an exciting and attractive alternative to anything currently available on the market. Thuraya Aero is designed to support mission critical applications for beyond line of sight operations. We are able to provide our customers with an affordable and robust network and significantly operational cost savings. The satellite communication system is – compared to similar solutions – significantly reduced in size and weight, with higher performance, more concentrated spot beams and lower power consumption. We are proud to present the latest product family at DSEI together with Thuraya to demonstrate the comittment to deliver highest quality of service to our partners and users.”

Launched in April 2017, Thuraya Aero enables in-flight connectivity for internet, voice calls, text messaging, audio and video conferencing, and high-speed data applications on board small- to medium sized aircraft. Led by smp aviation and developed in collaboration with the Aero Group – a global consortium of technology and service innovators consisting of Cobham, SCOTTY Group, and SRT Wireless – Thuraya Aero is suitable for fixed- and rotary wing aircraft as well as beyond line of sight (BLOS) missions. With built-in HD video transmission capabilities and IP broadband speeds of up to 444kbps in single channel configuration and up to 700 kbps with a dual channel system, Thuraya Aero delivers advanced real-time solutions for ISR, border surveillance and patrolling, military operations, SAR, telemedicine, and relief missions.

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