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Australia to launch target drone competition in February

5th January 2009 - 09:12 GMT | by in Canberra


The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation is to launch an international tender process next month for its Joint Project 66 phase 1 new air defence target system (ADTS), replacing the now retired BAE Systems MQM-107E.

The proposed ADTS system will support tri-service training requirements, with the project development process including consideration of service-based and private financing acquisition models.

Confirmation of the planned ITR release was issued by the DMO just before years end. Advance notice advice released by the agency says “The Commonwealth of Australia, through Defence Joint Project 66 Phase 1, seeks to introduce a new ADTS into the Australian

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