Advanced sovereign ISTAR capability
to cope with the future
high level requirements.
The next generation Unmanned Aircraft System
The European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance, Remotely Piloted Aircraft System), is a joint European programme launched by Airbus D&S, Leonardo Aircraft Division and Dassault Aviation as a joint industrial-government initiative to answer to future European requirements and backed by the governments of France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
Missions & Features
The twin-engine turboprop MALE RPAS will perform civil and defence ISTAR missions; it will feature: 24/7 day and night mission capability; all weather capability; efficient maintenance; interoperability with existing and future defence systems. The system shall obtain full airworthiness certification and ATI (Air Traffic Integration) capability in non-segregated airspace.