Elbit Techniques UK and Draken Europe have entered a strategic partnership settlement to help the supply of superior intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) companies.

Draken Europe and Elbit Techniques UK will work collectively, leveraging their expertise as a producer and operator.

As a part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the 2 British defence companies will discover using uncrewed aerial methods (UAS) in supporting ISR missions.

Elbit Techniques UK’s portfolio contains completely different lessons of built-in fastened wing and vertical take-off and touchdown (VTOL) superior UAS methods.

Elbit Techniques UK CEO Martin Fausset stated: “Elbit Techniques UK has in depth expertise in delivering best-in-class and confirmed UAS platforms similar to Skylark 3 and Starliner, and this MoU represents a chance for us to share our experience and pedigree.

“We are going to leverage our manufacturing data and excessive know-how, along with Draken’s service expertise, to ship an environment friendly and productive collaboration supporting the supply of superior ISR companies.”

Based on Elbit, the cooperation comes at a time when international locations are dealing with rising homeland and boarder safety challenges.

Draken Europe has been efficiently delivering contracted aggressor coaching companies for frontline UK and Nato forces for greater than 35 years.

It additionally affords specialist ISR companies in help of maritime surveillance and environmental monitoring operations.

Draken Europe CEO Paul Armstrong stated: “At Draken, we now have a protracted historical past of working particular missions, search and rescue operations, and ISR sorties on behalf of presidency prospects internationally.

“The event of civil aviation-compliant uncrewed methods is a pure subsequent step on this sector and our cooperation with Elbit Techniques UK provides us a partnership with a producer that advantages from a long time of confirmed operational expertise and a versatile strategy, keen to adapt its methods to satisfy evolving end-customer necessities.”

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