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European MALE UAV program
« on: November 25, 2018, 04:33:37 PM »
European MALE UAV program enters next phase | Air Recognition - 13 November 2018 09:13
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Shortly before the end of the definition study, launched in September 2016, the Programme Participating States of the European MALE RPAS programme, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, have taken a major decision on the way ahead. After an intense period of preparation, OCCAR-EA launched the invitation to tender to the potential future prime contractor Airbus Defence & Space GmbH on 31 October.

On industry side,  Airbus Defence & Space S.A.U., Dassault Aviation and Leonardo s.p.a. are involved as major sub-contractors for the intended Global Contract, covering development and production, as well as an initial in-service support phase. The ambitious schedule foresees a contract signature in 2019.

A full-size mock-up of the MALE RPAS was unveiled at the ILA Air Show in Berlin On 26 April by the State Secretaries of the Participating States, OCCAR Director and the CEOs of the involved companies (Airbus Defence and Space, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo).A full-size mock-up of the MALE RPAS was unveiled at the ILA Air Show in Berlin On 26 April by the State Secretaries of the Participating States, OCCAR Director and the CEOs of the involved companies (Airbus Defence and Space, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo).


A full-size mock up of the European MALE UAV showcased at ILA 2018 (Credit: OCCAR EA)