EADS, Dassault, Alenia Aermacchi Urge Launch Of European Drone Program
02:17 PM, June 17, 2013
EADS Cassidian, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi jointly called for the launch of a European MALE program.
Such a joint program would support the capability needs of European armed forces while optimizing the difficult budgetary situation through pooling of research and development funding.
With a new development, critical requirements around the certification of drones, allowing their safe passage and operation in European air space, would inherently be built into the program from the onset.
European sovereignty and independence in the management of information and intelligence would be guaranteed while at the same time delivering a robust system resilient against cyber-attacks.
The program would be orientated to foster the development of high technologies and contribute to sustaining key competencies and jobs within Europe.
EADS Cassidian, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi declare their readiness to coordinate on such a program supporting the security needs of our European governments and armed forces.
As the development and integration of a new-standard Rafale fighter, the F3R gets underway by Dassault, its impact on the Indian MMRCA procurement could be significant.
With the current official information on the Indian deal being...
The Brazilian Armed Forces' decision to buy Saab Gripen jets for their F-X2 program has deeply disappointed Dassault, who have been working for over past 15 years in Brazil to promote the Mirage 2000 for...
EADS today presented a restructuring plan for its future Airbus Defence and Space Division to the European Works Council.
This presentation follows a decision by the EADS Board of Directors in July this year to consolidate...
Alenia Aermacchi and the Italian Air Force signed the agreement at the Dubai Airshow to support Italian Praetorian fleet.
The Praetorian, which is a specialised version of the MC-27J, is expected to support the Italian Special...