Airbus Supports Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix With Secure And Reliable Technology And Devices

Airbus Supports Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix With Secure And Reliable Technology And Devices

Abu Dhabi police ensured the security of the race circuit and venue with highly reliable and resistant radio devices and equipment by Airbus.

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13th December 2019 – Airbus was chosen as the official secure communications technology provider for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The security teams and coordinators of the Formula 1 race used the company’s Tetra network solutions to safeguard the venue and secure the smooth running of the event which took place between the 28th of November and 1st of December, 2019.

The company’s superior solutions were used by different security organizations in Abu Dhabi, and provided them with a secure radio Tetra network. Airbus supplied their range of Tetra radios, including the TH9, Th1n and the THR880i; as well as their RCS – Radio Communication Systems for the race site.

Airbus’s TH9 robust handheld radio device has advanced and practical features with voice feedback abilities that assist first responders in critical situations. The TH1n Tetra radio is slim and light and allows users to operate the radio remotely. The THR880i plus handheld radio has a unique, 2-sided design that no other radio offers, enabling users to benefit from both mobile phone and radio interfaces. The Radio Console System, used by the security personnel, is a modern Tetra dispatching console that allows control room dispatchers to easily and quickly access Tetra communication features.

“The Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi is a major event, attracting people from different parts of the region and the world. We are proud to collaborate with the security agencies concerned and our priority is to ensure smooth, effective, and secure communications for all the security personnel during this event and other events of such magnitude. Such occasions are central to our efforts to provide secure mission-critical communications in the UAE, and to safeguard visitors and participants alike,” commented Andrew Forbes, Head of Middle East and North Africa region for Secure Land Communications at 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.

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Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions enabling its customers to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of professionals from Public Safety and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies. 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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