Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group, has been awarded a contract to provide Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) with a multi-mission direct receiving station (DRS) and image analysis capabilities.
This complete infrastructure will allow QAF to receive and process satellite data and give them the capacity to produce value added data and situation reports for military operations and various government applications. A comprehensive set of services is also part of the agreement, including a comprehensive training and knowledge transfer plan, said a statement from the company.
QAF will be provided with all the tools and knowledge necessary to satellite data acquisition and derived-products generation, especially in the fields of image analysis, cartography and a range of other applications. Thus, the QAF command and control capabilities will be significantly enhanced, it added.
This success is the result of a long experience in the field of DRS, cartography and image analysis systems and services, combined to the wide range of Airbus Defence and Space’s satellite imagery, said the statement.
Abdulaziz Falah Al-Dosari, assistant for technology to the Minister of State for Defence Affairs, said: “The project shall enhance QAF command and control capability and support to military operations. We have selected Airbus Defence and Space after a rigorous evaluation process which lasted more than one year.”
“We trust the Airbus technical and project management capabilities to ensure the delivery of the project at the highest standard,” he said.
Bernhard Brenner, head of intelligence business cluster at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “This contract is the materialisation of a relationship built on mutual trust that has been developed with QAF for a long time. It confirms, once again, our company’s expertise in ground segment services, through its DRS and images processing tools tailored for the defence sector.”
Intelligence is the new business cluster within Airbus Defence and Space that brings together two successful and established businesses, defence systems and geo-intelligence, with strong national and international Defence market synergies, it added. – TradeArabia News Service
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