Airbus Defence and Space is delivering satellite communications systems for EU military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as for the EUCAP (European Union capacity-building mission) Sahel Niger and EUCAP Sahel Mali civilian missions.
Airbus Defence and Space teams have deployed C-band SATCOM systems between Europe and Somalia, Niger and Mali, as well as satellite-based mobile phone terminals to enable communications in Malian and Nigerien territories. Airbus Defence and Space supplies the ground equipment, communications services and airtime.
Airbus Defence and Space has been providing SATCOM services for the European Defence Agency (EDA) since 2012. Recently, the organisation renewed its framework contract for the provision of SATCOM for another four years in order to meet the military and civilian requirements of the European missions. This new contract now encompasses X-band and UHF-band military SATCOM services, in addition to commercial C-, Ku-,Ka- and L-band.