Our client Horizon Technologies Announces FlyingFish™ Order at IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi

John Beckner, CEO, Horizon Technologies at IDEX

Our client Horizon Technologies Announces FlyingFish™ Order at IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE— CEO John Beckner, of our client Horizon Technologies, attending IDEX 2021, announced today that its Horizon Aerospace Technologies Division has received an order for a FlyingFish™ FF3/S Sat Phone geolocation system (and ancillary items) from a UAE prime contractor for use on a surveillance aircraft to monitor critical infrastructure in the region.  The order is valued at approximately £400,000, and delivery will take place in 2021 pending export approval.

Beckner, pictured above in front of a full-scale model of Horizon Technologies’ AMBER™ CubeSat stated “IDEX has been a huge success for Horizon Technologies,” and said, “it was good to resume face-to-face meetings with our customers and partners in the region.”   Horizon Technologies’ AMBER™ Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Intelligence system was featured on the UK Government’s stand at the show, and attracted great interest  from many customers from the UAE and from the whole region.  Show attendees marveled at the AMBER™ CubeSats small size, and yet powerful payload and capabilities. AMBER™ is a 2nd Generation CubeSat-based SIGINT system, and will be operational later in 2021.  It is a public/private partnership with the UK Government and the UK National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC) is slated to be the first consumer for AMBER™ intelligence data.

John Beckner, CEO, Horizon Technologies at IDEX SIGINT

John Beckner, CEO, Horizon Technologies briefs one of the senior Emirati delegations at IDEX 2021 on AMBER™ global Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) data program.

Beckner expressed his thanks for the extraordinary support from everyone from the UK Embassy in Abu Dhabi.  “Without their support, we could not possibly have been as successful at IDEX as we were.”  In addition, Beckner singled out the organizers of IDEX 2021 (ADNEC, the UAE Ministry of Defence, and the UAE Armed Forces) for “organizing and carrying off a flawless show in these difficult times.”  Horizon Technologies looks forward to coming back to IDEX in 2023.


Horizon Technologies. Where Vision Turns into Reality.

 Horizon Technologies is a Global Leader in Innovative SIGINT and Space-Based
Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Intelligence Solutions.

Horizon Aerospace Technologies is the world leader in airborne Sat Phone monitoring systems for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, equipping governments worldwide by enhancing their SIGINT capabilities. We are the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the FlyingFish™ SIGINT system which is in operation on numerous platforms worldwide. We participate daily in SAR missions via NATO and FRONTEX in the Mediterranean Sea, and are heavily involved in international operations around the globe.

 Horizon Space Technologies is the prime contractor for the UK Government’s AMBER™ program. The AMBER™ Program will consist of six (6) AMBER™ CubeSats in six orbital planes providing global Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) data to NMIC (led by the Royal Navy).

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