Yahsat and Calidus Partner to Equip Aeronautical and Land Defence Systems with Secure Communications Solutions

  • MoU signed between national leaders at IDEX 2023 to build on Yahsat’s systems integration expertise across various platforms
  • Agreement will leverage Yahsat’s position as a trusted ICT partner for the UAE Government, while expanding Calidus’ value add to key customers
  • Agreement will enable new opportunities for connected platforms and ease the end user capabilities acquisition 

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 March 2023 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat” or “the Group”), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (“ADX”; under the symbol: YAHSAT, ISIN: AEA007501017), today announces a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Calidus Aerospace LLC (“Calidus”), an Abu Dhabi-based provider of next-generation aeronautical and land defence systems, to equip key air and land vehicles with secure end-to-end satellite connectivity solutions.

The MoU was formalized at a signing ceremony at IDEX 2023, the premier defence exhibition and conference in the Middle East, by Eisa Al Shamsi, General Manager at Yahsat Government Solutions (“YGS”) and Hamad Faris Al Mazrouei, General Manager of Calidus.

The agreement will drive mutual areas of collaboration focused on equipping Calidus’ fleet of air and land vehicles with Yahsat’s suite of end-to-end secure solutions across Information and Communications Technologies (“ICT”), communications-on-the-move (“CoTM”), beyond line of sight (“BLoS”), line of sight (LOS) and other satellite enabled applications.

Yahsat is a trusted partner for customers and clients within the UAE Government ecosystem for secure end-to-end communications solutions. Through the agreement, the companies will leverage their customer’s network and existing relationship with the UAE and regional Governments to extend its reach and increase customer acquisitions. The partnership will also generate a greater value-add for customers and minimize risks and costs associated with system integration.

Eisa Al Shamsi, General Manager at YGS, said: "We look forward to this partnership with Calidus Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of air and land vehicles, to equip their products with our secure end-to-end communications solutions. This partnership showcases continued confidence in our world-class solutions, while further augmenting our systems integration experience across airborne and land vehicular platforms - cementing our robust offering further. The agreement also highlights the continued evolution of YGS as a fully integrated ICT managed services provider. We are confident that through these areas of collaboration with Calidus, we will ensure to extend greater value to our clients and customers.”

Hamad Faris Al Mazrouei, General Manager of Calidus, added: “We are excited about this partnership that will not only strengthen our commitment to supporting and developing the defence industries but also elevate the combat capabilities in the United Arab Emirates.”

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