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Paris Air Show: France makes decision on medium-range loitering antitank munition

19th June 2023 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Larinae will use an EOS Technologie UAV combined with a Nexter warhead design. (Image: Nexter)

A team consisting of Nexter, EOS Technologie and TRAAK has been awarded a contract to develop an armour-piercing loitering munition with a secondary ISR capability for the French Army.

Nexter Arrowtech, EOS Technologie and TRAAK have signed a contract with the French Defence Innovation Agency (AID) to develop a new type of medium-range remotely operated munition, a capability so far missing from the French military arsenal.

The AID's Larinae project aims to provide the French Army with a drone equipped with an anti-tank warhead, with a first demonstrator to be rolled out by the end of 2024.

Nexter's solution comprises a UAV manufactured by EOS Technologie, a core-generating charge (CGN) produced by Nexter, and a GPS-independent navigation system from TRAAK that is resistant to jamming.

The remotely operated system will have a range

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