Elancourt, 11 April 2019 - Airbus provided secure communications technology for the formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain from 29 to 31 March. The Bahrain International Circuit Organisation used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure to ensure a smooth organization and secure the race.

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“Events, such as Formula 1 races, draw massively people’s attention to the Arabian peninsula. To keep the Bahrain Grand Prix safe and well-organised, a Tetra system from Airbus was primordial,” says Selim Bouri, Vice-President and Head of Middle East and Asia-Pacific of Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “It is an honour to serve the organising committee of this Grand Prix with our technology each year.”


Airbus supplied various types of Tetra radio, Such as the THR880i, and the TMR880i, as well as additional network capacity for the racing site. The company has offered its services for the Formula 1 race in Bahrain since 2005. These solutions are used in areas where the level of security is critical, such as the overall event security, and monitoring of the race itself to ensure the safety of the competitors.



 

Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Secure Land Communications (www.securelandcommunications.com)

Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies (either single, hybrid or multi-technology solutions). As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries.

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