Saab presents new DeployNet 5G network

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ABU DHABI – Saab announced this week that it has rolled out a 5G communications system using Emirates intellectual property developed at Saab’s facilities at the Tawazun Industrial Park in the country.

DeployNet, as it is known, is a robust 5G communications system for military and crisis operations. Unveiled here by Saab during the Unmanned Systems Exhibition, it offers a wireless 5G/LTE network for demanding environments and has high-capacity bandwidth for missions that rely on intelligence sources, sensors and user interaction.

The system consists of a core network, a radio access network, a tower unit, a transport layer, user equipment and power distribution. It can offer secure wireless network on different frequency bands.

“The network is a UAE IP and it is fully developed and already tested at our UAE facilities at Tawazun Industrial Park,” Anna-Karin Rosén, Saab UAE Managing Director, told Defense News.

The system is the result of a cooperation agreement signed by the Tawazun Economic Council and Saab in December.

DeployNet presented at the conference is a demonstrator and will not go into production until it has secured its first contract.

Rosén told Defense News that this system, developed in the United Arab Emirates, is used locally and is also available for export. The system has been tested at Saab’s facilities in the United Arab Emirates, but not by the armed forces.

“Saab is investing heavily in the UAE. We are keen to build on our partnership with Tawazun to increase our significant contributions to the local industry and continue to play a pivotal role in the growth of the sector in the UAE,” she said when the agreement was signed in December.

Agnes Helou is the Middle East correspondent for Defense News. Her interests include missile defence, cybersecurity, weapons systems interoperability and strategic issues in the Middle East and Gulf.

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