Italy’s Leonardo and UAE’s International Golden Group Partner for Cyber Security in The Middle East

Leonardo and the International Golden Group (IGG) have signed a strategic collaboration agreement in the United Arab Emirates to meet new cyber security requirements. Leonardo and IGG will collaborate in the design and implementation of Security Operations Centres (SOCs) for the protection of infrastructure and organisations. The agreement was signed at …

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Advanced Manufacturing Tool is ‘Made in the UAE’

Exechon, LLC, a joint-venture (JV) company comprising Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National, U.S. global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin, and Sweden-based Tecgrant AB, introduced its new XMini today at the International Defence Exposition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The XMini is a robotic, next-generation intelligent portable …

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SES and Israel’s Gilat Join Forces to Make Connectivity at Sea More Accessible

SES S.A. and Gilat Satellite Networks have announced a strategic collaboration focused on delivering affordable connectivity to a broad range of small ships and vessels left underserved at sea in the Caribbean and beyond. Set for commercial launch in April 2017, the plug-and-play platform is the latest offering within the …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: One Belt One Road One Space by Muhammad Furqan

China has big ambitious with the Silk Road strategy.  Muhammad Furqan, satellite industry writer and analyst, shares his opinion on this fascinating subject. The United States withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership of 12 economies, comprising 40% of World’s total GDP, has created a void of leadership and has made the …

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The #SpaceWatchMe Interviews: Omar Shoter, CEO NOORSAT

NOORSAT is a leading satellite service provider, serving the Arab World. In the latest interview in our series, SpaceWatch Middle East contributing Editor, Helen Jameson speaks to NOORSAT CEO, Omar Shoter about the region, growth opportunities and challenges. NOORSAT is one of the leading satellite operators in the ME region, …

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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: MilSatCom Middle East

Supported by the UAE Space Agency, MilSatCom 2017 brings together the Middle East’s military communications community. Taking place on February 22nd in Abu Dhabi, the event focuses on identifying future regional needs, enhancing capabilities and developing space assets. For the past six years MilSatCom has gathered the top regional decision …

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UAE aims to establish human settlement on Mars by 2117

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have unveiled today the “Mars 2117 Project” which aims at its final …

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Arabsat and ONT launch a Tunisian Platform on Badr-4

Arabsat and ONT have announced the signing an agreement to launch a Tunisian broadcast platform on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E. This platform operation will start by end of Q2, 2017  and will allow Tunisian and regional broadcasters to have a direct access from Tunis  to the growing 26°E neighbourhood with a coverage …

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Inmarsat, Global Beam Telecom to provide connectivity to Virgin Megastores in UAE

Inmarsat plc has announced that distribution partner Global Beam Telecom has struck a multi-year agreement with Tecbuy and Virgin Megastores in the United Arab Emirates to sell Inmarsat’s GSPS IsatPhone satellite phones and IsatHub terminals to its UAE customers. The devices are immediately available for purchase at three of the …

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Israel’s Gilat to develop Electronically-Steerable Antenna for in-flight connectivity for Airbus Technology Demonstrator

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today a joint development project with Airbus for an European Space Agency (ESA) In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) antenna funded by Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (CS2JU), as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. The …

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