UK MoD Orders First Protector UAVs

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UK MoD Orders First Protector UAVs
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The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract for the production of the UK’s first three Protector UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). Based on the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) Certifiable Predator B platform, Protector will be the first UK-operated system capable of strike missions anywhere in the world, and will replace the current Reaper unmanned aircraft fleet. The contract was announced by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace at the virtual 2020 Air and Space Power Conference.

Following a successful development phase by manufacturers GA-ASI,...

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