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Thales to Equip French Forces With Spy'Ranger Mini Reconnaissance UAVs

Thales’ latest-generation Spy’Ranger mini surveillance and reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been chosen by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to equip the French forces. Up to 70 mini-UAV reconnaissance systems (SMDR) will be made available from 2018. Each system consists of three mini-UAVs, a ground segment and the associated technical support.


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Harris to Supply EW Systems to RMAF

Harris Corp. has been awarded a $91 million IDIQ contract by Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) systems to the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF). The contract was awarded during the second quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017.


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X-Band Radar Market Worth $5.61B by 2021

The emergence of electronic and network centric warfare, replacement of legacy systems resulting in the automaton of radar systems, territorial conflicts and geopolitical instabilities, and sea-based X-Band radars, among others, are driving the demand for the X-Band radar across the globe.


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Leonardo-finmeccanica Acquires Sistemi Dinamici

Leonardo-Finmeccanica acquired the full control of Sistemi Dinamici S.p.A from IDS S.p.A on December 23, 2016. The control of the company, which involved the remaining 60 percent of shares, is aimed at further strengthening the commitment of Leonardo in unmanned products thanks to the acquisition of the new unmanned lightweight helicopter SD-150 Hero programme.


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