European MALE UAV Contract Is Within Reach

The European MALE RPAS’ weight and cost have drawn criticism, but industry argues that the platform will help maintain defense sovereignty.
Credit: Dassault Aviation
After two decades of fits and starts, Europe appears to be finally on the verge of developing a multinational, medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system. The final hurdle to contract signature was passed on April 14, when German lawmakers approved €3.1 billion ($3.7 billion) for the...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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