Paris orders kamikaze drones from Washington
The DGA, France's military procurement agency, is poised to order 82 Switchblade loitering munitions from the US company AeroVironment.
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As France's military procurement unit and defence innovation agency ramp up their drone programmes, the Air Force's special forces are beginning to test the intelligence-gathering capabilities of home-grown manufacturers during their annual drill.
While it waits to take delivery of two Beechcraft that have been fitted out by Thales and Sabena Technics, the French military command, or Etat-major des Armees (EMA), is looking to beef up its capacities in Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance