Advertise with us
LATEST NEWS :
Defence firms team up for UK-France joint UAV system
Posted On: Jan 17, 2011
The Mantis UAV. A UK MoD photo
In response to France and UK’s proposal to jointly design and build a next generation unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, leading defence firms have teamed up to offer their respective technologies.
While Britain’s BAE Systems has joined hands with French giant Dassault Aviation, UK's Cobham has teamed up with California-based General Atomics.
The third group in the fray is Airbus-owner EADS, which held partnership discussions with the missiles group MBDA and France’s Thales, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Development of the new drone system is part of a landmark defence treaty signed between France and UK in November 2010 under which the two countries had agreed to collaborate in the fields of military equipment, including aircraft carriers, submarine technologies, unmanned aircraft, transport and tanker aircraft, and satellite communications.
The new medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAV system will be built at a cost of £600 million ($952 million).
The drone will be developed for operational intelligence and surveillance purposes. It will also have offensive capabilities, according to the UK government.
While the Dassault/BAE is expected to propose BAE’s Mantis UAV, EADS will put forth its Talarion drone and Cobham/General Atomics will enter its Predator model to build the new UAV, the news report said.
Total Comments :
Your Email (will not be displayed)
Enter the text as shown below
India's first defence university to come up in Gurgaon
Karzai to visit India; Afghans look for enhanced defence ties
Indian Army chopper crashes at Siachen
Alenia Aermacchi to deliver ATR 72-600 TMPA for Turkish Navy
Indian Navy to induct Boeing P-8I this year
Aero India 2011
First in the World
Terms & Conditions
Follow us On
Advertise with us
Aero India 2013
All rights reserved. Copyright © 2011 Brahmand.com