Turkey tips Airbus on winning satellite contract

Turkey tips Airbus on winning satellite contract

Airbus might have sealed its place to handle the development of Turkish satellites. According to Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.

Turkey continues to negotiate with Airbus on the planned Turksat 5A and 5B satellites, and aims to sign an agreement in October, Arslan said in a television interview with state-owned Anadolu Agency.

“We aim to launch Turksat 5A in 2020 and 5B in 2021,” he said, adding that Airbus also submitted a bid for the Turksat 6A satellite.

Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric and Canada’s MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates also submitted bids in the tender, Arslan said.