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Germany extends contract to use Israeli Heron drones in Afghanistan for at least two more years:

Germany extends contract to use Israeli Heron drones in Afghanistan for at least two more years:

Germany Extends Afghanistan UAV Services Contract By RheinmetallAG on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 Related Articles XM25 feedback demonstrates lethality Nine Pakistani troops killed in northw... US Marines Demo Raven UAV to Moroccan ... Rheinmetall Airborne Systems GmbH, a joint venture by Cassidian and Rheinmetall, will continue to support the German Armed Forces in Afghanistan by providing unmanned airborne reconnaissance services. The Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) prolonged an existing order to the company to provide the German Armed Forces with Heron 1 ultramodern unmanned reconnaissance aircraft for two more years. The volume of the order prolongation amounts to about 75 million euros for the period from October 2012 to October 2014. The order includes the continuation of flight operations as well as the training of additional operational per...

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