Saturday, June 25, 2022

France offers Patroller Drones to Egypt

Sagem (of French group Safran) and Egyptian manufacturer AOI-Aircraft Factory have signed an exclusive commercial and industrial collaboration agreement concerning the Patroller surveillance unmanned aircraft system, aimed to address the requirements of the Egyptian Ministry of Defence.

According to the terms of this agreement, AOI-Aircraft Factory could handle final assembly of Patroller unmanned system in its Egyptian plants. The agreement also covers system support and commissioning.

The Patroller is a long-endurance tactical drone system. It features an open, modular design to handle a broad spectrum of military and security missions, while carrying a multi-sensor payload of up to 250kg, fuselage or pod mounted (including electro-optical, electronic warfare, distress beacon detector and automatic identification system receiver systems.


The Patroller offers endurance of more than 20h, and an operating ceiling of 20,000ft.

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