Franco-Italian company Thales Alenia Space, which develops satellite systems, has suspended work on a project in Russia. The company explained this as force majeure, the newspaper reports. La Repubblica.
Thales Alenia Space said that anti-Russian sanctions prevent the export of the necessary equipment and installation work. At the same time, the company expects that they will be able to resume work on the project. TASS.
In 2013, Thales Alenia Space France won an order for the production of the Yamal-601 telecommunications satellite worth more than 10 billion rubles. for OAO Gazprom Space Systems. In 2019 Gazprom and Thales Alenia Space signed an agreement for the joint production in Russia of “competitive spacecraft using advanced European technologies.” Thales Alenia Space was supposed to take part in a project to create an assembly plant for civilian spacecraft in the Moscow region.
What foreign business interrupted work in Russia – read in the selection “Kommersant”.