Thales Alenia Space has won a $250 million contract from Bangladesh to develop the country's first communications satellite known as Bangabandhu-1.
French-Italian firm will build the satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to be launched into space on December 16 in 2017, various media reported today.
The deal which would save Bangladesh coffers $14 million a year from renting transponders of foreign satellites, Junior telecoms minister Tarana Halim said.
"With the launch of Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh will become the 57th member of the exclusive club of satellite-owning countries," Halim said at the contract-signing ceremony.
"The satellite will cover Bangladesh, other South Asian countries, Indonesia, the Philippines and several other nations," the minister added.
Early this year Bangladesh bought a satellite orbital slot from Russian company Intersputnik International for $28 million.
Thales has won a Euro 185 million contract from the Bolivian Ministry of Defence for integrated air defence and civil air traffic management (ATM), in Bolivia at a ceremony held today at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Under this contract launched by the Bolivia, Thales will deploy its civil and air defence radars and automation systems to modernise and integrate Bolivias air defence and civil ATM operations, the company announced today
Thales has launched SquadNet, a new radio that combines a networking waveform with built-in GPS, Bluetooth and programmable encryption at DSEI 2015. The new radio also provides assured, secure communications in affordable, class leading size as well as weight and power package
Bangladesh has received two corvettes that are able to detect, identify and assault targets at sea and in air from China. The two corvettes built by Chinese Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co Ltd (WS), a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) were delivered to the Bangladesh Navy last Friday, Chinamil reported Monday
Bangladesh Air Force received Yakovlev Yak-130 multi-role helicopter and Agustawestland AW139 search and rescue helicopter on Sunday. The Yakovlev Yak-130 is a subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft or lead-in fighter trainer
Thales has won a sub-contract for the verification of the NATO's Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) architecture on the integrated test bed in The Hague. As per the contract, Leidos and its eight teammates from Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Turkey, the UK, and the US, will support NATOs BMD programme by working together as an integrated product team to deliver BMD capability, Thales said in a statement Friday
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