23/11/2020

OCCAR and Industry Agree Terms for Euro MALE RPAS

OCCAR and Industry Agree Terms for Euro MALE RPAS – link

Source: UAS Vision

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  • After several months of intensive negotiations between Airbus Defence and Space and OCCAR, the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (MALE RPAS) Program has taken a decisive step forward with the completion of the negotiation phase for the Stage 2 Contract
  • The four Program Participating States (PPS) confirmed at the 7th Program Board on 19 November 2020 that the necessary contract conditions, prices and performance have been met to allow the launch of the final PPS’s national staffing processes shortly
  • This has been achieved with the last offer for the Stage 2 Contract prepared by Airbus Defence and Space GmbH and its major sub-contractors (Leonardo, Dassault Aviation, Airbus Defence and Space SAU).  It was received on 18 November 2020 and encompasses the development, the production, and the initial in-service support (5 years) of 20 systems for a total contract duration lasting just over 13 years
  • Assuming a Contract signature early 2021, the first flight is expected in 2025 and the first delivery of serial items to PPS is targeted for 2028
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