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Paris Air Show 2013: Thales furthers UAV data link development

14th June 2013 - 12:33 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Paris


Thales is due to complete a study that will assess the possibility of integrating its Thales Modem for Air (TMA) 6000 wideband airborne data link terminal on the WK450 Watchkeeper UAV.

The company is under contract with the French MoD for the study, which is currently carrying out a flight test programme on the platform that has been designed for the British Army.

‘France is assessing the British configuration, but as part of that it is also considering future enhancements, and as far as the data link is concerned we have a contract for that through Thales UK,’ Bruno Kerjean,

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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