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Airbus, Finmeccanica, Dassault to Conduct Two-Year Europe UAV Study

droneAirbus, Finmeccanica and Dassault Aviation will carry out a study on unmanned aerial vehicles for three countries in Europe that seek to build their own drones, Defense News reported Monday.

The defense ministers of Italy, Germany and France inked an agreement to carry out the two-year definition study for the European Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance UAV program, Tom Kington reports.

Defense News reports the ministers will decide on whether to push through with the development and procurement stages after the study, according to the report.

Reuters reports the European Union wants to develop a UAV that can fly at a 9,000-meter altitude for an entire day for various operations such as border control, disaster monitoring and other civilian missions.

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