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Australia trials WASP III ahead of new SUAS fleet buy

6th August 2009 - 10:27 GMT | by in Canberra


Australia has a launched a rolling trials and demonstration programme of the Aerovironment Wasp III small unmanned air system (SUAS) as part of new plans to acquire a new tier one system to provide its Army with a mature organic surveillance and reconnaissance capability.

Wasp trials commenced in June with an Australian Army trials team undergoing training in the United States earlier this year. The system saw its first high level exposure in mid July as part of exercise Talisman sabre 2009 held in conjunction with United States forces at Australia’s Shoalwater bay training range.

The Wasp III trial has

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