Airbus Defense and IAI strike deal to produce drones for European market

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Germany’s armed forces currently use an IAI Heron 1 unmanned aerial system, which is made by the Israeli firm and operated by Airbus Defense & Space. However, Germany’s contract with the two companies is due to expire in 2015…

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/German-army-to-keep-using-Israeli-drones-until-2020-352948

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German P-3C Orion upgrade approved by US State Department

The US State Department has approved a USD250 million upgrade package for Germany’s eight Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 11 April…

http://www.janes.com/article/36719/german-p-3c-orion-upgrade-approved-by-us-state-department