The French Defense Procurement Agency, DGA, took delivery of first batch of five Novadem NX70 micro-unmanned aerial vehicle, the agency announced on June 26.
Last year, DGA (Direction générale de l’armement, Directorate-General for Armament) has placed an order for 27 NX70 micro-UAV systems. The remaining 22 systems will be delivered during the summer.
Following training, the newly delivered systems will be deployed by fall of this year.
The NX70 micro-drone from Novadem has color day and night (thermal) cameras allowing high-definition images to be transmitted securely over a range of over three kilometers with a 40-minute range. It weighs less than a kilo and has an all-weather resistance capability (including wind, rain, dust, extended temperature range). Its small size makes it easily transportable by the dismounted soldier.
The new UAVs will give Beyond Line-Of-Sight (BLOS) capability to French Armed Forces’ MBDA MMP land combat missile system.
The NX70 was presented on the stand of the Ministry of the Armed Forces during the International Exhibition of Aeronautics and Space from 17 to 23 June 2019.