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French Air Force tests UAV control via SATCOM
The flight represents a first operational test of a "Reachback" concept for the Harfang, proving that the UAS piloting functions could be transferred from the cockpit in Niger, where the UAV took off from, to the cockpit in Cognac almost 5,000 km away, for the activation and control of the drone's sensors
Israeli Herons Supplied through France end up in Morocco
International media sources have reported recently that Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) has acquired the three 'Harfang' unmanned aerial systems retired by the French...
France Opts for U.S. Reapers
France has decided to buy two MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) drones from the USA, to extend the strategic reconnaissance capability of the...
Harfang Flying over Libya
In the past two weeks France has been deploying its medium altitude, long endurance ‘Harfang’ drones over Libya, operating from Sigonella air base in Sicily. Harfang was transferred from Afghanistan to support the Libyan theater of operation.
France to Deploy Local Versions of the Israeli Heron-TP By 2014
The France Government plans to acuire or lease F-Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial systems, to be developed jointly by Israel Aerospace Industries and Dassault Aviation, based on the Israeli Heron TP currently operational with the israel Air Force.
Israel’s Heron TP Could Support French Strategic Intelligence Operations by 2012
Dassault is proposing to support the French Ministry of Defense Intelligence gathering operations with Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to be leased from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Dassault and IAI have entered a teaming agreement in 2008 along with Thales and Indra, to jointly offer the Heron TP for strategic intelligence gathering services in France and Spain.
Eagle MALE System
The EAGLE Système Intérimaire de Drone Male (SDIM) UAV system has been developed by EADS, in order to meet European requirements for strategic reconnaissance and surveillance,...