FRENCH FIRM OF­FERS SAT-COMM SYS­TEM TO QATAR ARMED FORCES

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The French multi­na­tional Thales was awarded a con­tract to sup­ply the Qatar Armed Forces with a mil­i­tary satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem.

A con­tract signed be­tween Pas­cale Sourisse, SEVP In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment for Thales and Eng. Ab­du­laziz Falah Al Dosari, As­sis­tant for Tech­nol­ogy to the Min­is­ter of State for De­fence Af­fairs, in the pres­ence of Ma­jor Gen­eral Ha­mad Bin Ali Al At­tiyah, Qatar Min­is­ter of State for De­fence Af­fairs and Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Min­is­ter of De­fence, stip­u­lates that Thales will pro­vide the Qatar Armed Forces with a se­cure, high-data-rate satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem. The tech­nolo­gies in­cluded in this project are based on Thales's Nex­ium so­lu­tion for crit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tions, which in­cludes Sys­tem 21 that is be­ing used by sev­eral NATO coun­tries.

The ground seg­ment sup­plied by Thales will pro­vide Qatari ground and naval forces with a long-range com­mu­ni­ca­tions ca­pa­bil­ity to en­hance na­tional se­cu­rity and pro­tect vi­tal in­ter­ests.

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