Doha: Thales has bagged a contract to provide Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system. 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. Thales will supply the systems needed to transmit and receive communications via satellite, and to process data on the ground. According to a company spokesperson, the solution is built around Thales's high-performance System 21 technology to provide secure, high-data-rate transmissions.
Thales also will provide a network operations centre that will be used for planning and managing the complete system, which will be operated by the Qatari armed forces. The solution will be interoperable with the other communications systems in service within the Qatar Armed Forces, including combat radios and fixed networks.