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UNMANNED SYSTEMS UPDATE

02 Nov 10. Sagem (Safran group) and Kazakhstan Engineering, a Kazakh state-owned company, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation concerning tactical drone systems. According to the agreement signed by Smagulov Bolat Sovetovich, President of Kazakhstan Engineering, and Jean-Lin Fournereaux, Chairman and CEO of Sagem, the two companies intend to create a joint venture in Kazakhstan to produce, support and market drone systems. This planned joint venture will offer drone systems to different ministries and public companies in Kazakhstan to carry out defense, homeland security and other missions (ministries of defense and agriculture, emergency services, border patrols, national gas company, etc.). Sagem and Kazakhstan Engineering have started exclusive discussions to determine the procedures for collaboration and the establishment of a balanced joint venture. The application of the agreement is subject to authorization by the French and Kazakh governments.

02 Nov 10. Sagem (Safran group) and the Chuguev Aircraft Repair Plant (CharZ), a Ukrainian state-owned company, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) concerning tactical drone systems. According to the MoA signed by Oleg V. Solovyov, head of CharZ, and Jean-Lin Fournereaux, Chairman and CEO of Sagem, the two companies will establish an exclusive teaming arrangement on tactical drones in Ukraine. This joint venture will offer the Ukrainian ministry of defense, as well as other ministries, and public and private companies, drone systems meeting their specific defense or homeland security needs. It will cover joint production and logistics support for these drone systems. The application of the agreement is subject to authorization by the French and Ukrainian governments.

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