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Airbus installs the 1st of 47 satellite sites for the UK Cabinet Office under the RSN Programme

(18 July 2019 - Airbus) Her Majesty’s Government can continue in its ability to communicate nationwide in times of crisis, with high independence from terrestrial networks, as a result of using the UK Sovereign Skynet Satellite constellation.

A total of 47 sites spread across the country will ensure continuity of crisis management. When local infrastructure cannot be guaranteed and other networks may fail - Skynet will provide resilient satellite connectivity.

London, 4th July marked the handover and acceptance of the 1st site, with the remaining 46 sites to be completed by December. In attendance were representatives from Secure Communications UK Team.

The Cabinet Office commented: “We are delighted with the service Airbus have provided. The team have worked closely with us to design, build and deliver the latest iteration of UK crisis communications. This will ensure the UK’s resilience for the years ahead.”