Terran Orbital and Hanwha Systems Sign MoU
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Jun 26, 2024

Terran Orbital and Hanwha Systems Sign MoU

Today, Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE: LLAP) (“Terran Orbital” or the “Company”), a global leader in satellite-based solutions primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hanwha Systems. This MOU solidifies their strategic partnership, marking a significant milestone in their collaborative efforts to develop state-of-the-art solar and satellite solutions through Hanwha Systems and its subsidiary, Flexell Space.

This strategic partnership aims to bolster the defense capabilities of both the United States and South Korea by providing cutting-edge solutions to the warfighter and establishing a robust supply base.

As part of this collaboration, Terran Orbital and Hanwha Systems will work together on satellite manufacturing, including solar cells, and cooperate in the defense industry in both the US and South Korea. This strategic move will enable both companies to co-create joint solutions tailored for government bids, thereby advancing their mission objectives.

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Highlights of the Collaboration:

  • Collaborative Research & Development on Satellite Power Systems: The MOU establishes a framework for joint research and development efforts, fostering innovation and leading to breakthroughs in solar technology for satellites with Flexell Space.
  • Next-Generation Satellite Technologies: The partnership will focus on delivering the latest satellite technologies, providing a strategic edge in various defense scenarios.
  • Resource and Knowledge Sharing: By sharing resources, knowledge, and best practices, Terran Orbital and Hanwha Systems aim to accelerate the development cycle, enhance product performance, and deliver cost-effective solutions to defense customers.
  • Geographic Expansion: Both companies will expand their presence, with Terran Orbital establishing a footprint in Korea and Flexell expanding into the USA.

“We are thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with Hanwha Systems. This collaboration marks a significant milestone, enabling us to expand our satellite solutions and deliver unparalleled service to a broader customer base across Asia. Together, we are poised to drive innovation and elevate the standards of excellence in the satellite industry,” stated Marc Bell, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer at Terran Orbital.

“Flexell’s ability to mass-produce these advanced solar cells not only addresses existing market bottlenecks but also exceeds performance requirements, positioning us as a game-changer in the realm of space solar technology. We look forward to strenghening our position in the global satellite industry through a variety of technical collaborations with Terran Orbital,” said Tim Ahn, Chief Executive Officer of Flexell Space, a subsidiary of Hanwha Systems.

The MOU underscores the shared vision and mutual commitment of Terran Orbital and Hanwha Systems to drive innovation and deliver cutting-edge satellite solutions, reinforcing their leadership in the aerospace and defense sectors.


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