EDA moves on MALE UAS training
Défense Conseil International (DCI) has been awarded a contract by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to lead a partnership with Diginext for UAS training.
The contract covers the development, deployment and delivery of a simulation demonstrator for training medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAS operators.
The training will provide nine European Union member states - Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK - with a distributed simulation system for joint exercises and training based on scenarios as close as possible to the reality of operational theatres.
The nine European countries already possess, or are planning to acquire, advanced UAS technology.
Jean-Michel Palagos, chairman and CEO at DCI, said: 'We are very proud of this new project, which marks the culmination of long-term work with the EDA and its MALE UAV user community. We met them when they held a meeting at the UAV Centre of Excellence in October 2016, which gave us the opportunity to present DCI's Diginext simulator and our activities.'
DCI is the reference operator of the French Ministry of Defence for the transfer of French military know-how to international partners.
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