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Euro Hawk sensor nears test flight

17th March 2015 - 11:04 GMT | by Angus Batey in London

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More details have emerged about the contract modification issued by the German defence ministry in January which re-started the stalled Euro Hawk programme. 

The project, managed by Euro Hawk GMBH, was designed to deliver a signals-intelligence capability to the German Air Force to replace the one lost with the retirement of Br.1150 platform in 2010. 

However, the programme was cancelled in 2013 after issues over airworthiness certification and airspace integration were anticipated to result in a potential 100% overrun on the projected €1.2 billion budget.

According to a senior member of staff within the German Air Force's Operational Forces

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