System Operations & Maintenance Services
Dedicated teams to operate and manage satellite systems
Airbus Defence and Space currently provides all the operations and maintenance services to the UK Ministry of Defence as part of the Skynet 5 programme and the German Bundswehr for the SatcomBw programme.
In 2010, a 5 year contract was signed with Star Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) to provide the operational, maintenance, training and logistics solution to the ground segment of the UAE Armed Force’s new, state of the art, military satellite communications system.
The benefits of having Airbus Defence and Space operate and maintain the full system is that we have capability to design and deliver the system and therefore understand how best to manage it for optimum service delivery.
The operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Yahsat supports two fixed satellite ground stations based within the UAE, the network management system and the maintenance of a significant number of remote ground stations ranging from manpacks to large transportable terminals. Transfer of skills, capabilities and training is also a key part of the contract.