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France invests in advanced ELINT aircraft

2nd March 2018 - 11:05 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


The French Armed Forces will acquire three new strategic intelligence aircraft as part of a programme launched by the French Ministry of Armed Forces to deliver a Universal Electronic Warfare Capability (CUGE).

The programme, officially launched on 28 February, will see the acquisition of three new electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft based on the Dassault Aviation’s Falcon Epicure.

A new sensor system developed by Thales will be integrated onto the ELINT aircraft.

The CUGE system developed by Thales leverages big data, artificial intelligence and its platform connectivity and cybersecurity technology, according to a company statement and will enable the simultaneous

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