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European UAS moves forward, slowly

1st August 2017 - 16:29 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The European MALE RPAS programme continues to move forward, albeit slowly, as the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) announced an agreement has been made regarding the configuration of the system.

In a statement OCCAR said that the co-contracting group, consisting of Airbus Defence and Space, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo, had agreed on the basic configuration and several main drivers.

It added: ‘The selected twin engine turbo-prop configuration will be the basis for further trade-off studies until the upcoming Systems Requirements Review (SRR).’

Previous design images showed a twin jet engine aircraft, while this announcement would possibly see a design

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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