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AUVSI 2019: Defence allies seek commercial collaborations

1st May 2019 - 08:03 GMT | by Tim Martin in Chicago


The US Army, USSOCOM and New Zealand Defence Force are looking to the commercial unmanned industry to provide them with new technologies to support their individual defence interests.

A number of opportunities presented in which the sector could play a role were made clear by representatives of each service and, notably, they include a small ISR-capable unmanned solution and prototyping activities for short-range reconnaissance purposes – both US Army led.

USSOCOM was more vague in the specific platforms it wants to acquire as the service continues to focus on complex and varied missions, compared to other services.

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

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

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