Russian-French defence cooperation
UVZ Corporation and French company Sagem Defense Securite (a member of Safran Group) have signed a strategic partnership agreement in the presence of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault.
The parties have agreed on organising a long-term strategic partnership concerning usage of optonic equipment and other high-tech products produced by Sagem Defense Securite for UVZ armoured vehicles and artillery systems.
The agreement was signed by CEO of UVZ Oleg Sienko and Executive Vice President, International of Safran Bruno Cotté.
Rafael and PineTelecom will closely cooperate in the design, development and manufacturing of high-end communications systems for the Korean military, including technology transfer. Rafael and PineTelecom are already working together in the framework of several local defence programmes.
As part of the agreement, PineTelecom will continue to operate as an independent company with engineering and operational collaboration from Rafael, enabling PineTelecom to strengthen its competitiveness in the Korean and international defence communication market and continue offering comprehensive solutions and advanced systems to Korea’s and international defence communication market.
CEO of Rafael, VADM (Retd) Yedidia Yaari said that this agreement is in line with Rafael’s international strategy to widen partnerships with local industries. “Today’s signing marks our strong faith in PineTelecom’s role as a partner in the Korean market. PineTelecom, like Rafael, is a strong believer in the development of holistic systems, rather than individual components. With this common vision, we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with PT.