Thales to equip French Forces with Spy Ranger UAVs


Thales’s 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.
• Starting in 2018, Thales will provide French forces up to 210 mini reconnaissance UAVs.
• The Spy’Ranger is the new ‘eye in the sky’ for the combined arms tactical group, able to be operated in a standalone mode or connected to a C4I system.
• The Spy’Ranger is specifically tailored to the needs of the Armed forces, as well as to those of essential operators.

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