Reports that the EADS Eagle will form the basis of Singapore's LALEE (low-altitude long enduring endurance) UAV have been explicitly denied by General Jean-Georges Brévot, senior vice-president defence affairs with EADS.

Brévot explains that LALEE is still undefined, but that Singapore's requirement is for a much larger aircraft than the Eagle, with a take-off weight in the 15t class.

He points out however that two or three Eagles operating together, using sensor fusion techniques, could fulfil the same requirement, and could do so more cheaply.

Source: Flight Daily News