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Sener Aerospace and Defense develops for Airbus Defence and Space both line-of-sight data link systems (Wide Band and Narrow Band) for the Eurodrone program.
The goal is to undertake the development, series production and logistic in-service life cycle support of the two subsystems that will connect the unmanned aircraft with the different ground stations.
The contract is part of the European defense program Eurodrone, which is being managed by the OCCAR on behalf of the partner countries. Spain, with a 23% stake, is part of the initial group of four nations that realized that international collaboration is the most suitable instrument for developing their capabilities in a balanced way in the field of medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), and since October 2016, it has partnered with Germany (31%), France (23%) and Italy (23%) to make the project a reality.
Eurodrone could be integrated into civil air traffic and operate in non-segregated airspace, once the regulation allows it, and it will become one of the main pillars of any foreseen aerial new generation system, such as the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).
The two line-of-sight data link systems (Wide Band and Narrow Band) subsystems will connect the unmanned aircraft with the different ground stations.
The awarding of the Eurodrone Data Link to Sener Aerospace and Defense provides a significant industrial return to Spain. This development model is also reinforced by industrial collaboration thanks to an strategic agreement between Sener Aerospace and Defense and Hensoldt France SAS.