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Australia selects SUAS+ while TUAV contenders prepare bids

7th May 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Australian Army has two important UAV projects under way at present. The Small UAS ‘Plus’ (SUAS+) project has recently selected a winning platform, while the Tactical UAV (TUAV) programme has narrowed contenders down to four.

Multiple industry sources have confirmed to Shephard that the winner of the SUAS+ requirement under Army Minor Project 024.35 is the Skylark from Elbit Systems. It was competing against AeroVironment in a shortlisted two-horse race.

Elbit Systems has several members in the Skylark family, with the Skylark 2 perhaps the most likely given that a 2h endurance and 20+km range was required for

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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