Overwatch is to provide satellite communication solutions for Yahsat’s satellite system under a contract with Astrium.

The firm will provide three 1m, Ka-band shipboard antennas and accompanying radomes, which will be used onboard UAE Naval ships. The contract also includes options for up to 30 additional units.

UAE-based satellite communications company Yahsat has partnered with Astrium and Thales Alenia Space to build a multipurpose satellite communications system.

The Yahsat system includes two multipurpose satellites designed to provide both government and commercial satcom capabilities.

Overwatch supplies single-band and simultaneous multiband satcom system solutions for flyaway, transportable, fixed-site and shipboard applications.