UAE - Mubasher: Tawazun Economic Council, a defence and security entity in the UAE, has collaborated with Airbus and the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) to build a Satellite Assembly, Integration, and Testing (AIT) Centre.
The centre aims to manufacture components and assemble, integrate, and test small to medium communications, navigation, and hyperspectral satellites, weighing between 50 and 250 kilograms, according to a recent press release.
To be based at NSSTC facilities in Al Ain, the AIT centre will begin its operations at the beginning of 2021 and will create 32 new jobs, of which the majority will be dedicated to UAE nationals.
The centre will also provide training opportunities at Airbus facilities in France.
This project is in line with Tawazun's objective to develop a collaborative defence and security ecosystem and ensure technology development.