Four bidders enter last phase of Finnish UAV contest

Tel Aviv
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A Finnish armed forces competition to select an unmanned air system supplier has reached its final stage, with four bidders believed to still be in contention.

Demonstration flights should begin before the end of April under the roughly $25 million programme, which seeks the delivery of 30-45 mini UAS for surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance duties.

Industry sources say the remaining designs being considered for the deal are the Aeronautics Defense Systems Orbiter 2, BlueBird SpyLite, Elbit Systems/Patria Skylark LE and the FlyEye from Polish manufacturer WB.