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Australia confirms MOTS UAS strategy but will trial Herti

2nd October 2008 - 01:00 GMT | by in Canberra

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The Australian government has confirmed that its revised strategy for the troubled Joint Project 129 tactical UAV project will be predicated on a military off the shelf (MOTS) solution.

The government has also confirmed that it wants to operationally deploy the new tactical UAS into service in Afghanistan as soon as possible.

Australian parliamentary secretary for defence procurement Greg Combet says that ‘Defence has now been tasked by the Minister to find an off the shelf solution that can be put in theatre as soon as possible.’

In parallel the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has given internal approvals for

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