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Euronaval 2016: New VTOL UAV for French Navy

20th October 2016 - 14:20 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Paris


The focus on unmanned systems at Euronaval continued on Thursday as DCNS and Airbus Helicopters revealed a design for a new VTOL system for the French Navy.

In a statement the two companies announced the move to design the future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine - SDAM) programme. Fixed wing and rotary UAVs are increasingly being considered as an integral part of a ship's capability.

The VSR700 is derived from a light civil helicopter, the Cabri G2, developed by Airbus Helicopters.

Under the terms of the partnership, Airbus Helicopters will

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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