France receives its third Reaper

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Good news,i guess. ¶•¶
(Too bad that they aren't armed..)

This third reaper will be sent at Niamey (Niger) in May,it will be deployed with the 2 Reapers that are already there participating to the 'Operation Barkhane'.
The tests have been carried out by French teams in California,The reception was held in the US,in presence of the US Air Force and the industrial team of General Atomics.
(12-16 Reapers are planned to be bought)

La France réceptionne son troisième Reaper - Air et Cosmos




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The Reapers deployed in Niamey have already achieved 4.000 flight hours! :cool:




 
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Congrats guys. Is it an armed version?
 
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Does France manufacture its own armed drones. That should be the question.:)D
No.
During many years,it wasn't considered as a priority to develop armed drones/drones.. :eek:
And since the air force needs them right now,they can't wait til one is developed... :confused:
 
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No.
During many years,it wasn't considered as a priority to develop armed drones/drones.. :eek:
And since the air force needs them right now,they can't wait til one is developed... :confused:
Im confident France defense industry can manufactures armed drones in matter of days.
 
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There were some reports about Saudi Arabia procurement of the Raptor armed version. Not sure how genuine those reports are but judging by China-Saudi Arabia deal I would say the US refused to hand us the Raptor.

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