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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

UAE: Talks with China, Turkiye, and France for new satellitesin-depth

The UAE's interest in purchasing new satellites relevant to military applications demonstrates Abu Dhabi’s commitment to enhancing space-based capabilities.

The UAE is in talks with defense and space companies from France, Turkiye, the U.S., and China.

The UAE’s space and defense industry will seek to capitalize on the country’s growing satellite demand. Local players such as EDGE Group, UAE Space Center, or Yahsat may seek to partner with foreign satellite manufacturers and even negotiate transfer of technology or production (TOT/P) agreements.

This report delves into the UAE's pursuit of satellite procurement, its engagements with key players such as China and Turkiye, and its ambitions to bolster reconnaissance and defense systems through strategic partnerships and technology transfer.

Tactical Report has prepared an extensive report to shed more light on these matters, including:

- Strategic partnership with China

- Potential cooperation with Turkiye

- Deepening relationship with France

- Interest in specific Chinese, Turkish, and French satellites


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