Argentina to make military drones

Argentina will manufacture locally designed military drones, according to an announcement Tuesday in the official government gazette.

Argentina plans to use the drones, expected to fly as long as 12-20 hours, on its ships in searches at sea.

The program has an initial investment of 238 million dollars, the gazette said. The government contract is with state-owned INVAP, which makes complex technological products, and is owned by Rio Negro province.

INVAP designed Argentina's first communications satellite which was launched in October.

Dubbed ARSAT-1, it was Latin America's first to be built with homegrown technology.


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