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EDA Awards Patria And Instrumentointi Oy UAV Study Contract

Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Dec 19, 2005
Patria, with Instrumentointi Oy as a co-contractor, has been awarded a contract for an Unmanned Air Vehicle study by the European Defence Agency. This is the first technology study contract for the Agency's work on Long Endurance Unmanned Air Vehicles covering "Digital Line of Sight & Beyond Line of Sight Data Links".

The contract is a significant acknowledgement of the long-term Data Link development co-operation between Patria, Instrumentointi and the Finnish Defence Forces. Additionally this is an important strategic break-through for international markets within this field.

The Patria led consortium offers extensive combined technical background and ex-perience in the area of the study, facilities for development, production, integration, testing and maintenance, qualified personnel and completed project references.

Patria is an internationally operating Aerospace and Defence Group. Patria's key business areas are armoured wheeled vehicles, mortar systems, helicopters and aircraft, and life cycle support.

Patria delivers internationally competitive solutions to global markets based on own specialist know-how and partnerships. Patria's owners are the Finnish State and EADS, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company.

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ADF To Be Equipped With New Long Range Tactical UAV Fleet
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Dec 13, 2005
The Australian Defence Force will be equipped with a fleet of long range tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to be used as Army's 'eyes in the sky' which will play a crucial intelligence and surveillance role in Australia combined arms force, Defence Minister Robert Hill has announced.

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