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IDEF 2011: SNC and TAI sign co-operation agreement

12th May 2011 - 17:43 GMT | by Tony Skinner


US-based electronic systems company Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is seeking to expand its footprint in the Middle East and Africa with the signing of a cooperation agreement with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

The two companies signed the memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue international space technology opportunities at the IDEF exhibition in Istanbul on 11 May.

Mark Sirangelo, SNC vice president for space systems, told Shephard that Turkey was keen to further its satellite development capability and partnering with SNC – the largest small satellite manufacturer in the US – was one avenue to do that.

‘But additionally there are …

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