Brussels, 11 January 2011, News

On 31st March 2009 the European Defence Agency (EDA) signed the contract on the Studies for Integrated Multifunction Compact Lightweight Airborne Radars and Systems (SIMCLAIRS) with a consortium consisting of national industrial companies from three EDA participating Member States: France, Sweden and United Kingdom.

The consortium consists of 4 European companies, all of which have already been successfully involved in past and present airborne radar and equipment development in Europe.

The project started in April 2009 and lasts for 48 months; the value of contract is € 21 million (excluding VAT).

If the first four-year phase is successful then a second phase is expected.

By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.