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VIP Military delegates tour Yahsat Headquarters

Abu Dhabi, June 10, 2012 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, hosted a VIP Military visit led by Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi-Chief of staff.

Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi and accompanying senior Armed Forces officials were received by Jassem Mohamed Al Zaabi , Yahsat Vice Chairman and Mubadala ICT Director, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, Yahsat CEO, Engineer Rashed Al Ghafri, General Manager of YahService and Brigadier Mohammed Sultan Al Shamsi, Commander of Signal Corps.

The visit, which involved a tour of Yahsat’s state-of-the-art ground station facilities in Abu Dhabi, its control centre and military equipment supported by Yahsat, provided an opportunity for Yahsat to demonstrate the secure satellite-based services it provides to the UAE’s military. Yahsat’s YahSecure service is the only product available in the region that can offer secured satellite services on the high frequency Ka band, for mission-critical and confidential government and military wideband communications.

Commenting on this visit Jassem Mohamed Al Zaabi, said: “It was a great pleasure to host the UAE military delegates at our headquarters today. The visit allowed us to underline our commitment to the UAE Armed Forces, our first client, and provided us with an opportunity to showcase the achievements of Yahsat’s UAE’s military satellite capabilities provided through YahSecure, to reinforce our relationship with the armed forces.”

Established in 2007, Yahsat launched the region’s first multi-purpose satellite system, based on extensive interaction with customers and research into their communication needs and aspirations.

In April 2011, Yahsat launched its first satellite, Y1A and in April 2012 Yahsat launched its second satellite, Y1B. Y1B provides services that compliment Y1A and will additionally host the soon to be launched YahClick service which will offer affordable, uninterrupted and high-speed satellite broadband internet for under-served communities across the region.