Global Insider: European Drone Programs

France and Britain recently announced they would be postponing a decision on a joint development project for next-generation unmanned aerial vehicles for 12-18 months to consider their options. In an email interview, Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discussed European drone programs. WPR: What is the current state of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone programs in Europe, in terms of deployed models and production capacity? Douglas Barrie: Recent military conflicts have underscored the utility of unmanned aerial vehicles across a whole range of classes and roles for European militaries. The U.K., for […]

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