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Upcoming PESCO projects highlight EW and unmanned technology

21st November 2018 - 14:50 GMT | by Lewis Royce in London


Recent updates to the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) projects, programmes that multiple countries work on together, place a strong emphasis on both unmanned systems and electronic warfare (EW).

Almost all of the new or updated European programmes feature some degree of autonomous control or a form of EW, whether aggressive or defensive in nature. Updates to these PESCO programmes was made public on 19 November. 

The first of the unmanned programmes is the Integrated Unmanned Ground System, an autonomous platform able to carry various mission-specific payloads. Noted to be EW resistant, the platform would be interoperable with existing C2 ...

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