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DSEI 2015: Upgraded Desert Hawk wins deal

21st September 2015 - 09:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The UK Ministry of Defence awarded Lockheed Martin a support contract for the Desert Hawk 3.1 programme, while the OEM also revealed upgrades to the UAS had increased its system capability.

The 3.1 configuration features deep stall landing, all-weather capability, updated sensor payloads and improved endurance, compared to the previous variant. The system was recently upgraded to a digital data-link achieving MoD full operational capability.

‘The six-year contract with the MoD will continue support for Desert Hawk and include software upgrades [and] it is now in full operational capability for the British Army,’ said Andy Horler, business development manager integrated …

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