With no objection from U.S. lawmakers, France can proceed to negotiate the purchase of up to 16 U.S. medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the first two of which are expected to be delivered this year. France has requested the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reapers, mobile ground stations and associated parts, training and logistics support to fill a gaping shortage in the nation’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance coverage as it continues military ...

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