Another major milestone in the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (MALE RPAS) programme was attained with the achievement of the System Preliminary Design Review on November 22nd.
The European MALE RPAS Programme Participating States have taken a major decision on the way ahead. After an intense period of preparation, OCCAR-EA launched the invitation to tender to the potential future prime contractor, Airbus Defence & Space GmbH on 31 October.
An SLA was signed between OCCAR and the NSPA already in 2014 to benefit from NSPA’s logistic support capabilities in accordance with the Aerospace and Defense Specification 2000M (ASD S2000M).
The fourth amendment recently signed NSPA provides an extension of the services for another 3 years (2019-2021).
Today we have celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signature of the Convention of the Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en Matiere d’Armement, as well as its growth with the official inauguration of the new Bonn premises.
The event has counted with the presence of the Ambassador of the Federal Ministry of Defence of NRW, the Mayor of Bonn, representatives of our Corporate Boards and Committees, Programme Board and Committees representatives, Industry representatives, the Chief Executive of EDA and the General Manager of NSPA.