Spanish Army and Air Force to get 27 Airbus SIRTAP drone systems

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As reported by The Defense Post echoing Infodefensa, the Spanish government has approved the purchase of 27 drones for an estimated 595 million euros ($656 million). The Spanish Army and the Spanish Air and Space Force will receive the Airbus SIRTAP systems, each of which reportedly consists of three aircraft, a ground control station, and data reception equipment. The purchase includes simulators and initial logistical support, Infodefensa revealed.

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The SIRTAP is expected to have an endurance of over 20 hours and a flight ceiling of 21,000 feet (6,400 meters). The multipurpose aircraft will be able to carry a payload of 150 kg (330 pounds). It will perform combat and non-combat missions, including convoy escort, area surveillance, force protection, signals, electronic, and communications intelligence  (Picture source: Airbus)

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