Visiona signs contracts with suppliers of Brazil's Geostationary Satellite System - SGDC

  Visiona signs contracts with suppliers of Brazil's Geostationary Satellite
                                System - SGDC

Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace have agreed to furnish a satellite and its
launching, respectively

PR Newswire

SAO PAULO, Dec. 12, 2013

SAO PAULO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Visiona signed contracts, today,
December 12, with Thales Alenia Space (TAS) and Arianespace, which have
respectively agreed to furnish a satellite and its launching. The contact with
the satellite supplier also provides for the transfer of technology to
Brazilian companies, under the coordination of the Brazilian Space Agency
(AEB).

These supplier contracts were finalized by Visiona just two weeks after
signing a contract with Telebras, the end customer of the SGDC (Strategic
Defense and Communications Geostationary Satellite) system. "Another relevant
stage of the project has been concluded, allowing us to move forward with the
work of developing the system," states Visiona President Nelson Salgado.

The supplier selection process took 12 months and was based on international
best practices, focusing on meeting the technical, operational, and economic
parameters of the project, as well as the requirements set forth by the
Brazilian government for technology transfer.

With the SGDC system, Brazil intends not only to gain national sovereignty in
strategic civilian and military communications, but also nationwide broadband
Internet access.

ABOUT VISIONA

Visiona Tecnologia Espacial S.A. is a company jointly owned by Embraer and
Telebras, controlled by Embraer and founded with the initial objective of
integrating the Defense and Strategic Communications Geostationary Satellite
(SGDC) system of the Brazilian government, which addresses the satellite
communications needs of the Federal Government, including the National
Broadband Program (PNBL) and a broad spectrum of strategic and defense
communications.

Visiona has also the goal of becoming a satellite integration company,
focusing on the demands of the National Space Activities Program (PNAE/AEB)
and of the Strategic Space Systems Program (PESE/FAB).

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding
circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are
based largely on current expectations, forecasts of future events and
financial trends that affect Embraer's businesses. Those estimates are subject
to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general
economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where
Embraer does business; expectations of industry trends; the Company's
investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates
previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The
words "believe", "may", "is able", "will be able", "intend", "continue",
"anticipate", "expect" and other similar terms are intended to identify
potentialities. Embraer does not undertake to publish updates nor to revise
any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In
view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and
circumstances may not take place. Actual results may therefore differ
substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.

Press information
Maria Selma dos Santos – selmasantos@rp1.com.br 
Manuela Rios – manuelarios@rp1.com.br 
RP1 Comunicação
Tel.: 11 5501-4655
www.rp1.com.br 

SOURCE Embraer S.A.
 
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