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RAAF confirms SUAS requirement

13th November 2008 - 11:16 GMT | by in Canberra


The Royal Australian Air Force has confirmed it is planning to buy small unmanned air systems for use in force protection roles and will acquire two systems to support concept development, test and evaluation.

The initial acquisition has seen capability approvals for a new minor capital equipment project, designated MIC 965, “small UAV for force protection”. The Australian Defence Material Organisation is currently carrying out advanced project scoping, including preparation of an acquisition model.

Data released by the DMO says the two trials systems are expected to comprise “six air vehicles, two unmanned ground control stations and antennae; and information

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