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European Drone Studies To Be Launched This Summer

Europe is seeking to be more self-sufficient in terms of providing its own surveillance drones.  The european drone studies are a result of a partnership between France, Germany, and Italy represent a step in this direction.    This article was published on Defense News.

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“PARIS — France plans to sign an agreement with Germany and Italy to launch studies for a European medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV at the Paris Air Show in mid-June, said French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

The signing is seen as a critical first step in retaining industrial skills in aeronautics and intelligence gathering.

“Our effort in surveillance and ISR drones should be boosted, notably with the launch this year of studies for a future European UAV that France expects by 2025 with Germany and Italy,” Le Drian told journalists March 11 as he set out his agenda for the year.”

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