As part of the SMDM contract ("Systèmes de Mini Drones aériens embarqués de la Marine"), Survey Copter, an SME and Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary, expert in the design, production and operational support of light tactical unmanned aerial systems (UAS), has signed an additional firm order with the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to supply the French Navy with 15 onboard systems (30 aircraft) of Aliaca fixed-wing electric UAS, plus associated training and integrated logistics support. These new systems will be delivered from 2024 onwards, and will be used to equip new ships and ship types, and to enhance their onboard capabilities.

Survey Copter to supply 30 Aliaca electric mini-UAS to French Navy

Based in the Drôme region of France, Survey Copter has been an expert in light tactical UAS since 1996.