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MDA Provides Payload Equipment to Growing Turkish Communications Market

By | February 26, 2015
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      MDA offices. Photo: MDA

      [Via Satellite 02-26-2015] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed a contract valued at more than $23 million with Aselsan Electronic Industries to provide Ku-band payload equipment for a communications satellite subsystem. This award is in addition to the existing contract announced in April 2014 for the provision of a X-band communication hosted payload solution.

      Aselsan, a space and defense company located in Turkey, is a prime contractor for the construction of the Ku- and X-band payloads, which are scheduled to provide government and other communication services once it is launched in 2020.

      “This is an important second award for us in Turkey, furthering on our strategy to work with the Turkish domestic industry to help meet its growing demand for communications,” said Joanna Boshouwers, the general manager responsible for MDA’s communications business in Montreal.