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Euronaval 2016: Patroller could have maritime future

12th October 2016 - 10:03 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Safran are looking to secure the future of its Patroller tactical UAV with the potentially addition a maritime surveillance capability, as countries in the Middle East and Central America position for local production in the event of a deal.

The platform was recently selected by the French Army to provide unmanned ISR for its forces and will replace the legacy Sperwer system, which although tried and tested in battlefields such as Afghanistan is far less capable than its successor.

During a pre-Euronaval tour to a number of French industrial and defence facilities in September, an official from Safran said ‘there

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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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