Kazakhstan to cooperate with EADS Astrium consortium in space industry
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 21 / Trend
Kazakhstan intends to develop its space industry together with EADS Astrium European consortium, News-Kazakhstan agency reported citing Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov.
"I met with EADS Astrium President François Auque. We will jointly develop the Kazakh space industry," he wrote in Twitter on Thursday after a meeting with the head of the French company.
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company is the largest European aerospace corporation. It was formed on July 10, 2000 by joining German Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG, French Aerospatiale-Matra and Spanish CASA.
EADS is the world's second-largest aerospace company after Boeing and second-largest producer of military equipment in Europe after BAE SYSTEMS. The company designs, produces and sells civil and military aircraft, carrier rockets and related systems.
Main shareholders of the company is French government and French concern Lagardere (27.53 percent of shares), Daimler AG company (22.52 percent), Spanish state holding company SEPI (5.46 percent) and Russian state bank Vneshekonombank (5 percent).