New Eurodrone will rely on Galileo satellite navigation, but have GPS just in case

ROME ― The long-awaited European medium-altitude long-endurance UAV will rely on the new Galileo satellite system for navigation, but also use GPS as a backup, one of its design partners has said.

First glimpsed in mock-up form at the Berlin Air Show last month, the “Eurodrone” is being developed by Airbus, Dassault and Italy’s Leonardo in a bid to end Europe’s reliance on U.S. and Israeli UAVs as the bloc aspires to greater defense autonomy.

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