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Paris Air Show: Door ajar for MQ-9 Middle East sales

14th June 2019 - 11:05 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Large category UAS sales to US allies in the Middle East have been complicated by strict guidelines contained within the international Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) agreement, which is designed to restrict exports of unmanned systems with payloads of 500kg and a distance of 300km.

This is on the basis that such items could potentially act as complimentary devices for nuclear, biological and chemical weapons proliferation.

However, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is confident changes to international export control protocols will provide the company with amble opportunities to sell MQ-9 Reapers to the region's customers.

For reference, the Reaper

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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