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French Army completes 100th flight of its tactical UAV in Afghanistan

27th May 2009 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The French tactical drone system, SDTI carried out its 100th reconnaissance mission at the oprational base at Tora in Afghanistan on May 15, 2009.

The SDTI is used on surveillance missions by day and by night, out to a distance of 80 kilometers from its control station.

The system has a four hour average endurance, variable according to the weather conditions and altitude.

After its flight, the drone is recovered using parachutes and of inflatable cushions on a zone chosen in advance. The SDTI also acquires information. It exploits in real-time the information recovered by the drone.

The overflight of the ground by these apparatuses has also an effect reassuring for the troops on the ground and destabilizes the enemy.

Source: French Army

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