European aerospace group Airbus DS expands cooperation with Russia

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European aerospace group Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) is expanding cooperation with Russia, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, senior Vice President of Airbus Space Systems for space electronics, supervisor of business development in Russia Jean-Pierre Domange.

«As you know, SP «Sinerteka» is a joint venture of Airbus DS and «Russian space systems» (RKS). At the moment we have moved to a new, higher and important level of our cooperation», — he said.

«Just last week in Moscow completed the final qualification work for European certification at the finishing of the premises for the manufacture of satellite components to Russia: «Sinerteka» began to mass-produce solid-state power amplifiers for Russian customers, and other aerospace equipment. Thus, we began to manufacture in Russia high-tech equipment in the same quality as the Airbus DS in Europe,» he added, Domange.

According to him, the first copies, made in Russia, it is now possible to see.

«All products created in 2017, will be installed on Russian satellites: in this case we follow the trend set by our Russian partners. The decision approved by the leadership of the state Corporation «Roscosmos» with the participation of the RCC,» he said Domange.

He added that «there is important agreement with our colleagues from the RCC stating that the item that will be produced in Russia in cooperation with Airbus DS in the near future will be expanded».

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