The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an agreement with local company PT Len Industri to support the production of mission systems for the country’s indigenously developed Elang Hitam (Black Eagle) medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The MoD said the contract, signed on 30 January, will see PT Len Industri develop, produce, and integrate key systems into the strike-capable Elang Hitam UAV by 2023.
The work under the deal, the value of which was not disclosed, includes the “detailed design engineering” of the UAV; “technology acquisition documents” that will outline the technologies needed for mass production; “hardware in the loop” reviews and testing; and production of the UAV’s ground control station.
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