BAE ties up with Dassault not EADS on joint drone

BAE Systems have announced this morning that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French aircraft manufacturer, Dassault, to work together on a new armed drone.   The new drone will be one of the first products of the new Anglo-French defence treaty signed last November,  and will be based on BAE’s Mantis drone.

There had been speculation that BAE would tie up with European arms conglomerate, EADS, and combine Mantis with EADS Talerion drone, but this is obviously not to be.  

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