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Unclear future for UK UAVs

16th January 2014 - 14:50 GMT | by Andrew White in RAF Waddington


A series of critical decisions has yet to be made regarding the future direction of the UK MoD's UAS/RPAS strategy, according to armed forces minister Mark Francois.

Speaking to the media at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire on 15 January, Francois referred to ongoing decision-making processes involving the Taranis UCAV; the Anglo-French MALE development programme; Scavenger requirements; and the MoD's family of small UAS.

Discussing the Taranis programme, which sources confirmed to Shephard had completed initial flight tests in Australia before the New Year, Francois said: 'Taranis represents quite a giant leap forward in technology terms but it is still a programme

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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