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Unmanned Vehicles

Latin American air forces turn to indigenous UAVs

14th May 2021 - 11:45 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


The Coelum UAV is manufactured by Colombian company CIAC. (Photo: CIAC)

Recent developments in Brazil and Colombia reflect a trend towards domestic UAV manufacturing.

While Latin American militaries will continue to rely on imported UAVs for ISR operations in the foreseeable future, countries with robust domestic defence industries are also developing them locally.

Operating domestically manufactured UAVs has become an objective for the Brazilian and Colombian air forces, for example.

On 23 April, the ...

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