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Clifford Chance Advises Airbus Defence and Space on Sale of Observation Satellites to Poland

Clifford Chance Advises Airbus Defence and Space on Sale of Observation Satellites to Poland

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Clifford Chance has advised Airbus Defence and Space on the sale of two observation satellites and related systems and services to the Polish Armament Agency.

According to a company press release, "Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with Poland to provide a geospatial intelligence system including the development, manufacture, launch, and delivery in orbit of two high-performance optical Earth observation satellites. The contract also covers the associated ground segment, including a direct receiving station in Poland, launch services, training for the Polish team, and maintenance and technical support for the space and ground systems."

Airbus provides aeronautics, space, and related services. The company has business operations located in Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

"This contract will provide Poland with one of the world’s most sophisticated satellite Earth observation systems," Airbus Head of Space Systems Jean-Marc Nasr commented. "It strengthens Europe and gives the Polish nation a truly sovereign space capability. We look forward to further developing our cooperation with Poland under the umbrella of the strategic partnership between France and Poland."

"This is the first acquisition of observation satellites by the Polish Government and an important step in increasing the country's military security," Clifford Chance Partner Marcin Cieminski commented.

The Clifford Chance team was led by Cieminski and Counsel Piotr Bogdanowicz and included Counsels Krzysztof Hajdamowicz and Tomasz Szymura, Senior Associates Ewelina Bzducha, Martyna Darczuk, Monika Diehl, and Adrian Krol, Lawyer Marcelina Slugocka, and Junior Lawyer Aleksandra Mierzejewska.

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