Leonardo Helicopters will over the next 12 months work with the UK Ministry of Defence to develop a roadmap for the teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft, after recently successfully conducting a trial of the concept.
NH Industries (NHI), the three-way joint venture which manufactures the NH90 military helicopter, is working on future upgrades for the type, even as it signs a deal with France for a new special forces variant.
It may have taken years for the Airbus Helicopters Tiger to finally hit its stride in Australia, but the capability improvement now achieved may have come too late to save the attack helicopter from replacement by a US-built product.
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