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Spanish Army acquires two Alpha 800 UAS

21st December 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Spanish armed forces has acquired two Alpha 800 UAS from Alpha Unmanned Systems, the company announced on 17 December.  

The 14kg gasoline-powered Alpha 800 provides three hours of continuous flight with a 3kg payload and 30km operating range. It has a light and robust airframe and is equipped with a military-grade autopilot with high precision GPS and sensors.

The Alpha 800 UAS can be used for ISR, including unexploded ordnance detection, as well as for the delivery of supplies. 

Eric Freeman, CEO, Alpha Unmanned Systems, said: ‘The acquisition of these two Alpha 800 units by the Spanish Army is a great honour for Alpha and is a very important development for our company.

‘Spain’s military forces are well renowned and are an important member of NATO. UAVs will be essential for military missions and first responders in the future and I am delighted that Alpha Unmanned Systems can support the Spanish military.’

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