Australia to Follow Canada With Afghan Heron Service

Canada’s MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed a contract to supply Australia with surveillance services in Afghanistan using leased Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air vehicles. Ottawa began using the system in Afghanistan earlier this year under a two-year lease agreement. The surveillance solution will be operational in early 2010 for a period of one year, with options for an additional two years. Australia should have received its first IAI I-View 250 tactic...
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