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UK government to support Airbus contract for Turkish satellites

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UK government to support Airbus contract for Turkish satellites
The Airbus logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau   -   Copyright  REGIS DUVIGNAU(Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will support an Airbus contract to manufacture and deliver two satellites for Turkish communications company Turksat, trade minister Liam Fox said on Thursday.

“UK Export Finance will support an Airbus Defence and Space UK contract worth nearly $500 million to manufacture and deliver two satellites and a ground station for Turksat,” Fox told parliament.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by William James)