Al Yah Satellite Communications subsidiary Yahsat Government Solutions has secured a contract to provide satellite capacity and managed services to the United Arab Emirates government.
The award, which replaces the Capacity Services Agreement and the Managed Services Mandate, is worth a potential $5.1 billion. Both CSA and MSM are set to expire in November and December 2026, respectively.
With an authority to proceed notice from the UAE, Yahsat will now provide satellite connectivity services to the government for 17 years after the CSA and MSM conclude in 2026. The agreement includes capacity and related managed services using the Al Yah 1 and Al Yah 2 satellites currently in orbit; Al Yah 4, which is slated for liftoff in 2027; and Al Yah 5, set for a 2028 launch date.
“The performance of the new satellites is expected to significantly surpass current industry capabilities including capacity, coverage and flexibility, allowing us to offer a wide range of next-generation applications to our end user,” said Musabbeh Al Kaabi, chairman of Yahsat.
The company will also be in charge of related operations, maintenance and technology management services of ground segment satellite systems and terminals necessary to enable reliable connectivity.