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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Austrian Army receives unmanned aerial vehicles

Tracker UAVAustria has supplied a half-dozen small unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment to its army training school, the Ministry of Defense reported.

The drones are based on the Tracker UAV from Cassidian, which weighs about 18.7 pounds, has a 90-minute flight endurance and a speed of nearly 56 miles per hour.

"The Austrian Armed Forces now have six modern reconnaissance drone systems for use at home and abroad," said Defense Minister Gerald Klug, who presented the drones to the Army Troops School in Martin barracks, in Eisenstadt.

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