Thales and the Qatar Armed Forces to develop an Optionally Piloted Vehicle - Aircraft

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World Air Force News - Qatar
 
 
Thales and the Qatar Armed Forces to develop an Optionally Piloted Vehicle - Aircraft.
 

Thales has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle – Aircraft (OPV-A), a high performance Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) system, and the delivery of a full end-to-end training solution.

     

Ceremony (Photo credit : Thales)
     

The OPV-A airframe, to be selected by the Qatar Armed Forces, will be integrated with a mission systems capability to enable the optionally piloted capability. The Optionally Piloted Vehicle - Aircraft (OPV-A) to be developed is a hybrid between a conventional aircraft and an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

They are able to fly with or without a pilot on board the aircraft. Unimpeded by a human's physiological limitations, an OPV is able to operate under more adverse conditions and/or for greater endurance times. Retaining on-board controls, the O PV can operate as a conventional aircraft during missions for which direct human control is preferred or desired as an immediate option.

 
 

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