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Helidrones and unmanned helicopters?: AeroVironment and Eurocopter to explor joint ventures.

European Security News.- Eurocopter Tiger UHT of the German Army (manned).

European Security News.- Eurocopter Tiger UHT of the German Army (manned).

AeroVironment, the world’s highest volume manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems & drones (UAS), and Eurocopter, the leading global helicopter manufacturer, today announced at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting that they have signed a cooperative agreement to explore opportunities for expanding their respective military and commercial product portfolios.READ MORE HERE

About Eurocopter.- Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 22,000 people. In 2012, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion Euros, orders for 469 new helicopters and a 38 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries.