Primoco wins $7 million UAV contract
In a signal of confidence following their withdrawal from Russia, Czech Primoco UAV have been offered a $7 million contract to provide sixteen unmanned aerial vehicles, alongside infrastructure and training.
According to Defense News, "the key features of the aircraft are its size, maximum take-off weight 150 kilograms (331 pounds) 15 hours endurance, 1,800 kilometer (1,100 miles) range, cruising speed pf 120 km/h, payload of 30 kg and fully automatic take-off and landing".
The sale follows an earlier order for seven of the One 150 drones, of around $4.4 million. The first of the sixteen UAVs is expected in the first half of 2023, provided the delivery is approved by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade.
As an reputable manufacturing company in a NATO country, Primoco decided to withdraw from Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. Prompting this is a desire to avoid sanctions and act in unison with other western and European companies which have since ceased operations in Russia. Since then military demand has soared and this latest order is a show of confidence in Primoco and the capabilities they engender in their specialised UAVs.
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