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Australia defers HALE UAS to after 2019

1st July 2009 - 10:00 GMT | by in Adelaide


Australia has deferred its planned acquisition of a multirole high altitude unmanned air system until after 2019 as part of its revised defence capability plan (DCP) issued 1 July.

The acquisition slide represents a decade long deferral over plans that would have originally seen Australia sign up this year to buy the Northrop Grumman RQ-4N Global Hawk in a deal linked to the United States navy broad area maritime surveillance (BAMS) program.

The Australian government announced in March this year that it was withdrawing from BAMS after funding two years of active participation in the source selection phase of that

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