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Integration testing complete for first CPB

3rd October 2016 - 17:36 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The first Certifiable Predator B (CPB), which itself will be the template for the future UK Protector UAV, has completed integration testing and is expected to conduct a first flight by the end of the year.

Earlier this year the platform was announced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) to have been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to fulfil the country's ISTAR requirements. The platforms, thought to number around 20, will be delivered through a hybrid foreign military sale/direct commercial sale agreement with the US government.

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