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Airbus Helicopters has revealed that is has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) specialist Aerovel in a bid to boost its portfolio of unmanned tactical solutions.

Aerovel produces the Flexrotor which is an unmanned vertical take-off and landing vehicle which has a max take-off weight of 25kg which is designed for ISTAR (Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance)missions of up to 14 hours.

It can carry a range of payloads including an electro-optical system and advanced sensors to suit customers’ unique mission needs.

It has the ability to autonomously launch and recover from either land or sea requiring only a 12 by 12 ft. area for launch and recovery,

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