The French army will receive drone drone "Reaper"

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The French Ministry of Defense decided to modify several purchased in the USA into drums drones MQ-9 "Reaper", which are currently used only for reconnaissance purposes to counter the IS group (banned in the Russian Federation), reports TSAMTO.



Initially, 6 UAVs will be converted into combat, most of which are located in Africa.

The Defense Ministry did not disclose the timing of the project and the type of weapons that are planned to be purchased for the UAV.

Speaking at the University of Toulon, French Defense Minister Florence Parley stressed that "the drone drone will be used in combat conditions, taking into account the norms of national legislation and international law."

She noted that "the use of armed UAVs will provide the French Armed Forces with the opportunity to independently monitor and strike at militants," while "fighters and helicopters can be used to perform other tasks."

It is reported that in the future France, Germany, Italy and Spain intend to develop a European drone drone.

France for a long time refused to use drone UAVs. However, a few months ago, the French Senate released a report that concluded that “unmanned aviation it is currently one of the main instruments of the fight against terrorism abroad. ” The report noted that a significant number of countries are already using strike UAVs, "including the United States, Israel, Britain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey."
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  1. Dot
    +3
    7 September 2017
    All copy Israeli drones sad
    1. 0
      7 September 2017
      For why copy any x * ynyu. If the VKS in Syria are the same, then I’m sure they would be hollowed around the clock without fear of losing pilots.
    2. Maz
      0
      7 September 2017
      So copy it?
      MQ-9 Reaper - reconnaissance and strike UAV, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for use in the US Air Force, US Navy and British Air Force. The first flight took place on February 2, 2001.

      Based on the MQ-1 Predator.

      General Atomics is a US nuclear technology and defense ordering company. Located in San Diego, California. General Atomics develops a wide range of systems: from parts of the nuclear fuel cycle to UAVs, aircraft sensors, modern electronics and laser technologies.

      You, gentlemen of the Jews, should be more modest, otherwise the moshiach will disdain to return once again to the same place laughing
  2. 0
    7 September 2017
    Yes, everyone is copying Israeli. And I consider the most cool invention of the Israelis kamikaze drones.
  3. +2
    7 September 2017
    We only have to dream of such!
  4. 0
    7 September 2017
    Why Russia will not buy Ripers?
  5. 0
    7 September 2017
    [quote = Dot] All copy Israeli drones sad[/ Q
    it is necessary to add so- Jews who lived in the USSR .... Indigenous Jews are like natives in America ...
  6. +1
    7 September 2017
    It’s good that only the Reaper, and not the Scyphilis laughing
    Oh, this Europe, always spreading every infection around the world.
  7. BVS
    0
    7 September 2017
    Quote: Bronevick
    Why Russia will not buy Ripers?

    For a simple reason - do not sell
    1. 0
      7 September 2017
      could not be shy, and buy from China. for a long time they could themselves.
      here it looks different. Well this is still a headache - new parts, infrastructure, maintenance, application. army tops do not know what and how to do with them (this is not a new summer residence). such a brake.
      the same as with specialized ships (air defense / pro) - in our country they are multi-purpose, and they find reasons (poverty).
      1. +1
        7 September 2017
        There is one more point. We are preparing an army (it seems to me) not for war with units that do not have normal air defense (and civilians). We are preparing the army to confront the normal enemy (our "partners" from NATO). And there the effectiveness of the UAV will not be very large. The density of air defense systems, electronic warfare systems is too high.
        1. 0
          7 September 2017
          Well, how can I say, and there UAVs can be useful for reconnaissance and, perhaps, for all sorts of sabotage. Because you cannot close everything with electronic warfare and air defense systems. Yes, and the Israelis at one time, so that the planes did not lose, just use the drones to break through the air defense of either Syria or some other Arab state (I remember that at that time the state had a wasp).
          1. +1
            7 September 2017
            Sorry, but Syrian air defense is not the same as air defense for example Germany or France. And even more so the air defense of NATO troops with their American units. The class difference is too big. Yes, a separate application (and in separate areas) of the UAV will be possible, but even then with reservations. UAV speeds are too low and pointing through the camera is not at all like pointing from the cockpit.
            1. 0
              9 September 2017
              For auxiliary purposes, quite, and who will wage total wars now? If potential participants have a “peaceful” atom looming behind them. And for wars like Syria or Ukraine, drones are just that. Our successfully small reconnaissance drones are used in military operations in Syria and Ukraine. And shock drones weigh less and need less fuel, which means logistics will be a little easier, and losing is not so scary
              1. +1
                9 September 2017
                Judging by the situation that is being pumped around Russia, there is less and less way before the big war. As for nuclear weapons, do not flatter yourself, our “partners” may try to play a non-nuclear war card, hoping that Russia will not want to be the first to use nuclear weapons .... And no one disputes the usefulness of UAVs, especially as a scout. But you should not expect such a great effect from them. And given the cost of some UAV models - in the face of a serious clash, it is better to invest in a plane or a helicopter .... Well, or just for the next CD ...
                1. 0
                  10 September 2017
                  Oh, who will attack the Russian Federation, half of the pressure on our TVs. In the 90s they didn’t attack. And if the Russian Federation uses nuclear weapons on its territory even against foreign forces, no one will answer in the same way (and nuclear ammunition can be made clean enough, especially if detonation is carried out at an altitude of more than a kilometer).
                  And who knows where the AI ​​technology will go. MB in the near future, drones will play, if not the main, then a very important role.
                  1. +1
                    10 September 2017
                    Well, yes, in 39-41 they were also sure - who would attack the USSR? We are wow! So it is better to proceed from a less optimistic option.
                    1. 0
                      12 September 2017
                      Well, in 39-41 the USSR itself was not a peaceful country, although yes, they didn’t expect this from a friend. On the other hand, the stakes are now slightly higher - for example, the destruction of all industry and major cities within an hour (i.e. the heart of the state).
        2. 0
          7 September 2017
          Quote: Topotun
          And there the effectiveness of the UAV will not be very large

          this is how to use them. and which to use.
          if not shock, then high-quality reconnaissance type "Reaper" is high time to have.
  8. BVS
    0
    7 September 2017
    Quote from serry
    could not be shy, and buy from China. for a long time they could themselves.
    here it looks different. Well this is still a headache - new parts, infrastructure, maintenance, application. army tops do not know what and how to do with them (this is not a new summer residence). such a brake.
    the same as with specialized ships (air defense / pro) - in our country they are multi-purpose, and they find reasons (poverty).

    And who will sell them to China? Or buy Chinese?

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