Friday, 2 November 2012

French Procurement Agency with DCNS and Thales prepare the use of UAVs on naval platforms

The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA, Direction générale de l’armement) has recently conducted successful sea trials of D2AD (Démonstration technologique d’un système d’Appontage et d’Atterrissage pour Drones), an automatic takeoff and landing system for rotary wing UAVs. D2AD is a demonstrator, designed and built by DCNS and Thales who were awarded the contract in late 2008.

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