UAE purchases eight unarmed Italian drones


A Piaggio Aero drone P.1HH Hammerhead is displayed during the Air Show 2013 at Le Bourget, France.

The United Arab Emirates agreed to buy eight Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead. In November 2013, an UAE investment fund had raised its stake in the Italian firm.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Force will purchase eight Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead unmanned drones.

The UAE military announced the deal on Tuesday and according to a Piaggio statement the purchase will cost around €316 million. The Italian made drones, will be equipped with EO/IR (Electro-Optical Infra-Red) cameras, radar and communications systems while part of the contract is also the integrated logistic support, including training.

According to Piaggio, the Hammerhead is fitted wit...

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