Posted on April 01, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract to provide Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) with a multi-mission direct receiving station 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. 

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. This success is the result of a long experience in the field of direct receiving stations, cartography and image analysis systems and services, combined with the wide range of Airbus Defence and Space's satellite imagery.

source: Qatar Tribune