ACUO welcomes Defence plan for local RPAS design, development and rolling manufacture

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The association of Australian Certified UAV Operators (ACUO) welcomes today's announcement by senior Department of Defence capability planners of a plan for local design, development and rolling production of small military unmanned aircraft systems.

ACUO president Mr Joe Urli says the initiative is "a triumph that directly reflects the deep breadth of small unmanned systems expertise and technology in Australian industry. ACUO explicitly proposed such an initiative in its submission to the 2016 Defence White Paper (Link here) and the 2015 Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade committee inquiry into options for the development of Australia's military unmanned systems industry (Link here)."

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