Argentina signs contract for SARA UAV development project

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Diego Gonzalez, Buenos Aires - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
11 March 2015



On 10 March, Argentina officially started a new project to build and utilise unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The government's official bulletin stated that a contract had been signed between the Ministry of Defence and state company INVAP to launch the Argentine Air Robotics System (SARA) programme.

SARA is a military-oriented project intended to build two UAV types - a Class II and a Class III - for defence and patrolling purposes.

The contract, published as 'Administrative Decision 1/2015', stipulates that at least USD238 million is to be invested over six years for the prototypes' construction. Once SARA's development goals are met, a new contract will be signed to begin mass production.

Argentina signs contract for SARA UAV development project - IHS Jane's 360
 
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