Cobham SATCOM agrees deal to support Thuraya 4-NGS network

Thuraya’s parent company Yahsat has agreed a partnership deal with Cobham SATCOM to deliver mobile broadband ground infrastructure and antenna systems to integrate with its next-generation Thuraya 4-NGS satellite system.

“Today is monumental for Cobham SATCOM. It marks a new and innovative partnership with Yahsat, reinforces our position as a leading MSS infrastructure and terminal provider and will be critical to evolving satellite communications,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO at Cobham SATCOM.

“We were selected by Yahsat because they believe in our relationship and trust our solutions. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Yahsat and Thuraya for years to come, initially building the Thuraya 4-NGS ground infrastructure and terminals to deliver the highest connectivity speeds globally.”

The L-band Thuraya 4-NGS satellite is planned for launch in the second half of 2023, with operations commencing in 2024. The satellite will be built by Airbus Defence and Space and launch services will be provided by SpaceX.

The contract with Cobham SATCOM includes development of a range of commercial and government focused terminals for maritime, as well as land and aeronautical applications.

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