General Atomics Aeronautical Systems signed a memorandum of understanding with Fokker Technologies at the Paris air show, in support of the US company's bid to supply the Predator B unmanned air system to the Netherlands.

"The formation of a working partnership with Fokker represents a steadfast commitment by both parties to support the Dutch armed forces with a proven, cost-effective and responsive solution to the Netherlands' requirements for persistent situational awareness," says General Atomics Aeronautical Systems chief executive Neal Blue.

"Fokker's experience in designing innovative tools and processes that support its customers' aircraft provides a complementary balance to [General Atomics'] technical proficiency in the design, development, production and support of Predator-series" aircraft, Neal says.

As part of the commitment, Fokker will help with adapting the General Atomics hardware to Dutch standards.

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Source: Flight Daily News