BAE Systems/Dassault Telemos
|Role||Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)|
|National origin||United Kingdom / France|
|Manufacturer||BAE Systems / Dassault|
A mockup of Telemos was unveiled at the Le Bourget airshow in 2011; by this time BAE and Dassault were cooperating closely, with BAE in the lead role. There was not yet a formal joint requirement for the UAV from the French and British Armed Forces, but requirements were firming up, including round-the-clock ISTAR capability. Any acquisition would be influenced by EU competition law.
More agreements were planned at the Farnborough Airshow in 2012.
Telemos was expected to be a competitor with the EADS Talarion – and American UAVs – for a future order by the South Korean government. It could also have been a candidate for the Royal Air Force's "Scavenger" project.
There was an exclusive agreement between BAE Systems and Dassault; they would not cooperate with other partners to develop UAVs. Lacking serious rivals in the UK, this makes the BAE/Dassault partnership much more likely to get contracts from the British government. The Telemos is likely to compete with the Talarion for various future European deals.
The Anglo-French Telemos programme was abandoned in July 2012, as the new French socialist government considered cooperating instead with other European partners on the EADS Talarion programme
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