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France has concluded a deal with the Pentagon to purchase 16 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft and eight ground control stations, the US Department of Defense (DOD) confirms.
"The Letters of Offer and Acceptance have been signed for the Reapers as well as for the associated training case," says the Pentagon. "French operators are currently in training."
Originally posted by renegate326
This is one of the areas where the US has a massive lead over any other country.. Britsh Taranis proved an engineering disaster and now the French had to swallow their pride and concede defeat.edit on 31-8-2013 by renegate326 because: (no reason given)