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Malaysia selects Thales UAV

25th March 2016 - 06:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), the country’s coast guard, has selected a Spanish-built fixed-wing UAV for use aboard new patrol vessels.

The winning design is the Thales España Fulmar, and the UAVs will embark aboard six new New-Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) that are under construction by local company Destini Shipbuilding and Engineering at Port Klang.

The MMEA will obtain six UAVs. 

The 19kg Fulmar has a 3m wingspan, and its maximum 12-hour endurance offers a 800km range. This will greatly boost the surveillance reach of the MMEA, which is constrained by budget and the limited number of patrol …

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