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Welcome to this week’s SpaceWatch Middle East newsletter.

This week, we are delighted to feature an exclusive article from our very own John B. Sheldon, Chairman of ThorGroup, that takes a close-up look into Egypt’s plans to sign a US$1.2 billion arms deal with France. The deal will feature the manufacture of a military communications satellite for the Egyptian Armed Forces. This article gives unprecedented insight into the deal and circumstances around it.

We hope you enjoy this valuable insight into what could be a very significant agreement.

News: SSL to build Eutelsat’s all-eletric broadcast satellite to expand services Middle East, Africa

Eutelsat Communications has entrusted Space Systems Loral (SSL) with the manufacture of a high-power broadcast satellite to serve markets in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. Called EUTELSAT 7C, the new satellite will be located at 7 degrees East, a position that already broadcasts more than 370 channels. …

News: Senior US Air Force official urges private sector to take lead in building space norms

The US Air Force’s Deputy Undersecretary for Space, Winston Beauchamp, told a group of leading US satellite industry executives on March 17 that the space industry must take the lead in developing norms for safe, predictable and responsible space operations. Speaking at an industry breakfast meeting in Washington, DC, Beauchamp …

Analysis: Egypt to buy French military satellite in $1.2B arms deal

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is expected to sign a US$1.2 billion arms deal with French President François Hollande when the leader of France visits Cairo on April 18, according to French newspaper La Tribune. Among the items in the deal is a military communications …
Thank you very much your interest and your ongoing support.

Yours sincerely,

Adrienne Harebottle (Editorial Director),
Helen Jameson (VP Communications),

John Sheldon (Chairman and President),
Torsten Kriening (Chief Operating Officer)

of the SpaceWatch Middle East team.

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