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LAAD 2017: Avionics hopes for UAS expansion

4th April 2017 - 22:32 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Rio de Janeiro

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Avionics Services is aiming to increase the presence of the company's Caçador UAV in South America at LAAD 2017.

Caçador is based on the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron-1 UAV and is a result of a development partnership between the two companies.

Joao Batista Vernini, CEO and president at Avionics Services, explained to Shephard that the Caçador UAV was largely made from Brazilian components.

'We have 60 to 65% Brazilian content on the unit. This means we can classify [the UAV] as a product made in Brazil by the Minister of Defence,' he said.

'We have three units flying in

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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