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Budget increase for Australian JP129 programme

15th May 2009 - 10:01 GMT | by in Canberra


Australia has bolstered funding for its revised Joint Project 129 tactical unmanned air system (UAS) requirement with this week’s Federal budget increasing allocations to the project up to A$157 million (US$119 million).

The project previously was capped at A$129 million (US$98.12 million) with this predicated on the acquisition of the Israeli Aerospace Industries I-View 250. That deal was formally terminated in September 2008.

The A$28 million increase comes as Australia’s Defence Material Organisation continues to review price and availability date from the United States Army for a possible foreign military sales acquisition of AAI Shadow 200B systems.

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