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Australia calls on industry for new SUAS+

16th May 2019 - 13:59 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The Australian Department of Defence has outlined its plan to acquire a small unmanned aerial system ‘plus’ (SUAS+) for use with the army, special forces and Regional Force Surveillance units. 

Capabilities of the system being requested include a minimum of an hour-long endurance on station and an ability to ‘covertly view areas of interest’ from a distance of 20km and beyond.

The solution is expected to demonstrate TRL 8 or higher, with Australia planning on operating the systems through ‘dismounted patrols’ alongside a variety of land vehicles and air assets. However, no specific platforms relating to one or other are

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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