French defense industry Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS invade the Paris Air Show 2011

 

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Paris Air Show le Bourget 2011
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20 - 26 June 2011
 
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 09:34 PM

 
French defense industry Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS invade the Paris Air Show 2011.
 
 
An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known as Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), is an aircraft who is controlled by a pilot on the ground and a navigator to controle the sensors, without a human crew on board the aircraft. Currently, military UAVs perform reconnaissance as well as attack missions, without endangering human lives.
     

The Defence industry meets a new need for the armed forces of the world, the big number of drones (UAV) presented to the Paris Air Show 2011 shows that this market still will increase in the next years, not only for the military sector, but also for the worldwide safety and interior forces.
Talarion EADS Unmanned Aircraft System at Paris Air Show 2011

     

The soldiers understood the importance to use the drones for reconnaissance and combat misions. The use of the drones has expanded quickly and virtually unnoticed in Afghanistan. The US.S. Air Force now flies at least 20 Predator drones — twice as many as a year ago — over vast stretches of hostile Afghan territory each day.

The Defence industry meets a new need for the armed forces of the world, the big number of drones (UAV) presented to the Paris Air Show 2011 shows that this market still will increase in the next years, not only for the military sector, but also for the worldwide safety and interior forces.

     
BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation have further strengthened their relationship by announcing Telemos as the name of the programme that will deliver their joint response to meet the United Kingdom and French Governments requirement for a next generation Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation joint programme of UAS, the Telemos at Paris Air Show 2011
     
BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation have further strengthened their relationship by announcing Telemos as the name of the programme that will deliver their joint response to meet the United Kingdom and French Governments requirement for a next generation Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

The two companies jointly present the capabilities that underpin the Telemos programme at the Paris Air Show 2011.

Following the signing of an exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two companies earlier this year, the Telemos programme will ensure that the considerable end-to-end systems capabilities of both BAE Systems and Dassault are successfully brought together to deliver a joint proposal to the UK and French Ministries of Defence for the design, development, production and support of a MALE UAS that will help safeguard the sovereign capability of the UK and France in the future.
     
Thales UK's Watchkeeper proposal included a large UAV and a smaller UAV, support equipment and ground stations. The air vehicle will be capable of carrying a range of sensors including day and night cameras and surveillance radars.
Thales Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System at Päris Air Show 2011
     
Thales UK's Watchkeeper proposal included a large UAV and a smaller UAV, support equipment and ground stations. The air vehicle will be capable of carrying a range of sensors including day and night cameras and surveillance radars.

Two WK450 air vehicles will be able to operate in tandem, with the second acting as a communications relay. The ground control station will be network enabled to ensure comprehensive communications links, for example to airborne stand-off radar, attack aircraft and battlegroup headquarters.

The Watchkeeper air vehicle, designated WK450, will be based on the Elbit 450 Hermes tactical UAV. The Hermes 450 is a proven system with 20,000 flying hours in service. In 2003, the Elbit Hermes 450 system was accepted by the US Naval Air Station Fallon Joint UAV Test and Evaluation Centre in Nevada for joint interoperability trials.

The air vehicle can be pre-programmed to carry out fully autonomous missions and can be redirected in flight by the operator on the ground. Take-off and landing can be piloted or automatic using Elbit's Magic X-band automatic take-off and landing system. The air vehicle is equipped with global positioning systems, dual computers and dual datalinks. The electrical and avionics systems have built in redundancy for increased reliability.

 

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