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DIMDEX: Qatar Armed Forces pursue OPV design

28th March 2014 - 13:31 GMT | by Andrew White in London


Thales and the Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) have agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pursue the development of an 'optionally piloted vehicle - aircraft' (OPV-A), it was announced on 27 March.

Signed on the final day of the DIMDEX conference in Doha, officials from both parties described an intention to deliver a ‘high-performance intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) system’. The contract, worth an undisclosed sum, will also comprise the delivery of a ‘full end-to-end’ training solution.

The deal will see an OPV-A airframe selected by the QAF with Thales then integrating as yet undisclosed mission system capabilities.

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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