Air Platforms

Colombia and Spain to develop new UAV

03 March 2019

The governments of Colombia and Spain signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in mid-February to jointly manufacture an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will be utilised by the armed forces of both nations by early in the next decade.

The Colombian aerospace company Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica Colombiana (CIAC) will partner with Airbus Defence and Space - Spain to manufacture a platform based on the Atlante tactical long-endurance fixed-wing multirole UAV, according to a 26 February statement by CIAC. Atlante has a length of 5.47 m, a maximum take-off weight of 570 kg and a maximum speed of 200 km/h.

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