Thales Likely to Beat Out Airbus in Mini-Drone Tender

Image result for thales Spy'RangerThales, a defense electronics company, looks likely to win a closely fought tender for a miniature drone with its Spy’Ranger to replace the Airbus Drac UAV, according to weekly magazine Air & Cosmos.

“Thales is on the last lap,” the magazine reported, referring to a competition for a light, intelligence-gathering mini-UAV for the French Army.

The contract for 210 units in 70 batches of three mini-UAVs for the French Army is worth some €100 million (US $106 million), the report said. A formal notification is expected in the next few weeks.

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