Saab awarded a contract to supply the Eurodrone UAS with safety-critical core computers


Airbus Defense and Space has awarded Saab a contract to supply the Eurodrone remotely piloted aircraft with critical central computers for flight management safety and airspace integration, the Swedish company reported in a tweet.

Airbus leads the main subcontractors (MSC) of the Eurodrone project: Airbus Defense and Space SAU in Spain, Dassault Aviation in France, and Leonardo SpA in Italy. OCCAR signed the project on behalf of the four project initiators – Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

Eurodrone is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) with versatile and adaptable capabilities that make it the perfect platform for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions or operations of national security. Its open architecture, part of the future-proof design, will allow for growth and redefinition of the scope of the system’s capabilities as future needs of customers’ military require.