Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and Turkish Aerospace has signed contract on the joint development of satellites.
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Under the contract, both organizations will carry out the joint studies of communication satellites and other space projects. The agreement was signed by Turkish Aerospace General Manager Temel Kotil and SUPARCO’s Chairman Maj gen Amer Nadeem.
According to Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI),
“a research branch of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), but now a separate entity under the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Organization (SUPARCO) is Pakistan’s civilian space agency.”
SUPARCO was established in 1961 as a committee but got the status of commission in 1981. SUPARCO is mandated to conduct R&D in space science, space technology, and their peaceful applications in the country. It works towards developing indigenous capabilities in space technology and promoting space applications for socio-economic uplift of the country.
Global Defense Insight notices that both states are turning towards joint collaboration of different defense products from last 2 years.
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and the South Asian Arms race.