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Inquiry investigates Euro Hawk failures

30th July 2013 - 14:46 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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An official inquiry has revealed how a series of management failures was to blame for the demise of Germany’s Euro Hawk programme, it has emerged.

According to auditor Angelika Bauch, who appeared before a Bundestag Committee of Inquiry into the programme on 24 July, ‘project controls did not work’. She added that the programme should have been reassessed in 2011 by the Federal MoD.

The programme was reportedly cancelled in May due to airworthiness and type certification problems. The inquiry accused the German MoD of neglecting to manage the programme correctly and it emerged that airworthiness efforts were deemed too

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