SA seeks global unmanned-air-vehicle niche as rivalry intensifies
March 8, 2014 Editor 0
There can be little doubt that the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) sector is one of the most dynamic in today’s global aerospace industry. Over the past decade, a growing number of countries and companies have seen UAVs as a means to break into the aerospace sector and international markets. In parallel, an almost bewildering variety of UAVs have been developed and a very wide range have been operationally deployed. Some 25 years ago South Africa was one of the leaders in the global UAV sector. However, there then followed two decades of limited investment, which allowed the country to keep the expertise it had acquired but hampered the development of new systems. But now the local industry is staging a comeback.
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