Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More Reapers for RAF and Puma upgrade

Funds have been granted for a further 2 Reaper UCAVs to join the 3 currently in service (a 4th crashed). The Reapers, made by General Atomics, have proven to be "vital assets" in Afghanistan. Funds have also been found to upgrade 30 Puma helicopters to HC2 standard which will keep them in service beyond 2020. The avionics will be upgraded and engines and obsolete equipment will be replaced to keep them in service until 2022.

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