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Patroller to replace French Army Sperwer

5th April 2016 - 16:14 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The Patroller UAV has finally been confirmed as the replacement for the Sperwer UAS currently deployed with the French Army’s 61st Artillery Regiment from 2018.

According to a release issued by Safran, of which Sagem is prime contractor, on 5 April French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian witnessed the official announcement of the French army's new ‘tactical drone system’ (SDT) programme contract during a visit to the Sagem (Safran) plant in Montluçon.

The programme is based on the Patroller UAV, for which Sagem is the prime contractor and leads a consortium of 25 local firms also contributing to the

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