In Gulf space race Abu Dhabi steals lead over Dubai
As in the defence sector, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are also rivals in the space race, which is poised to take a military turn.
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Robert Cardillo, the director of the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA), is looking to revolutionise the agency's relationship with the burgeoning GEOINT private sector. The agency recently published its new strategy with regard to new companies in the sector (see here).
Frustrated that U.S. restrictions on technology exports are costing them contracts, U.S. military satellite manufacturers have successfully lobbied the Obama administration to relax the export rules concerning their sector. The reforms which are currently ongoing will allow the likes of