The CEO of Leonardo has said the Italian group is considering a joint bid of about USD1 billion with Thales for Maxar Technologies Inc company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA).
In remarks reported by Reuters on 2 July - and corroborated for Jane's on 3 July by a Leonardo official - Alessandro Profumo noted that MDA is an attractive proposition for its satellite antenna technology. However, he said that a decision has not been made to submit an offer.
Neither Thales, Maxar, nor MDA responded to requests to comment.
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