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IDEX 2017: UAE receives Predator UAVs

14th February 2017 - 15:24 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The United Arab Emirates has accepted delivery of all aircraft for its initial Predator UAV system, Shephard has learnt.

Designated the RQ-1E in UAE service, the successful handover marks the first export of a Predator system to a Middle East country and a non-NATO member.

The deal, worth in the region of $200 million, was announced at IDEX four years ago.

US company General Atomics has partnered with Dubai-based International Golden Group (IGG) on the project, with the latter acting as prime contractor on the programme, responsible for supplying aircraft, ground control stations, spares and support to the UAE Air

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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