The multinational European Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) has passed its System Requirements Review (SRR), the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) announced on 14 February.
The milestone, which took place in January, initiates the second phase of the definition study, which will lead to a consolidated preliminary design.
In August 2017 Airbus Defence and Space (Germany and Spain), Dassault (France), and Leonardo (Italy) decided on a twin-turboprop configuration for the new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), ahead of further studies under the SRR phase of the programme. The current review into this design configuration ensures that the operational requirements of the air forces of the partner nations are all properly met.
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