FRANCE 16 Order drones REAPER

FRANCE 16 Order drones REAPER
Office of Military Cooperation (DSCA) US Department of Defense has notified Congress of a possible sale of 16 French UAV MQ-9 Reaper, reports Defense Aerospace. According to management, the French Defense Ministry has requested the supply of equipment to support the troops stationed overseas and regional security. Sum of a possible transaction valued at 1.5 billion dollars.

According hosted application, except drones France expects to acquire eight mobile ground management Fri, 48 turbofan engines TPE331-10T (16 installed on Reaper, and 32 spare), on-board communications systems 40 Ku-band radar 40 Lynx synthetic aperture 40 multispectral targeting systems AN/DAS-1, 40 ground terminals information processing, 48 systems Identification Friend or Foe AN/APX-119 and KIV-119, 40 inertial navigation systems with integrated systems GPA and 40 ARC-210 radio.

The fact that France wants to buy from US drones Reaper, previously said French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. According to him, the Ministry of Defence wants to buy the US 12 UAVs. Earlier, the US and France also made a deal for the supply of 2-Used drone MQ-9, which must be delivered to the customer before the end of this year.

Preparatory negotiations for the supply of US drone France began the middle of December 2012. Then it was reported that France chose drones Reaper, since its impact UAV Mantis, developed together with the UK, is not yet ready, and the deadlines of the project is often tolerated.
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