European UAV Programs May Advance


Robert Wall and Amy Svitak wrote in this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology about movement in French and German unmanned aircraft programs:

In Germany and France, there are now signs that long-expected unmanned aircraft modernization programs may be gaining traction, if only at an early stage. Both countries are mulling whether fixed-wing or helicopter-based systems are the way forward, or whether they should buy a mix of systems. Despite much discussion in Europe about cooperation on new procurements, at this point there is no indication that Berlin and Paris plan to work hand-in-hand.

Some of the systems concerned are Rheinmetall's KZO, EMT's Luna and Museco, Sagem's Patroller and EADS's Tanan.

Read the whole article: French, German UAV Programs Progress

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