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Airbus DS continues SATCOM work with UK

10th November 2016 - 08:18 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


With a mere six years until the end of Skynet, the UK’s sovereign satellite communications capability, attempts are being made to ensure continuing capacity.

The UK MoD has decided to buy satellite capabilities in a bundle through a deal with Airbus Defence and Space (DS).

Since 2016 the company has been dealing with the MoD to improve the cost of bandwidth usage and claims that since working with the ministry to create a ‘commercial’ type agreement there has been a 50% increase in capacity used by the UK armed forces. 

‘We did a commercial deal with the MoD earlier this

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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