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Elbit Systems US Subsidiary and General Dynamics Form Joint Venture to Provide Tactical UAVs to US Market

17th May 2009 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Elbit Systems has announced that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America and General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products have formed a new joint venture named UAS Dynamics to provide unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other potential US government customers through programs such as the recently announced US Marine Corps' Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS)/Tier II program.

The solutions that UAS Dynamics will offer are based on advanced, mature UAS designs that have accumulated more than 150,000 operational flight hours to date: the combat-proven Hermes and Skylark systems developed and fielded by Elbit Systems.

UAS Dynamics will adapt those proven designs to incorporate new technologies that use US engineering, technology, manufacturing and logistics resources to rapidly field and satisfy evolving U.S. requirements.

The new platforms will fill current and future operational gaps allowing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities that range in size and scope from hand-held and tactical level systems to medium altitude, long-endurance level systems.

UAS Dynamics is equally owned by Elbit Systems of America and General Dynamics and is located in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

 

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