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04 Mar 05. A partnership agreement was signed between the French Military Flight Test Centre (CEV) and Blyenburgh & Co (for UVS International).The CEV is part of the new Test Directorate (DE) of the French Military Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). The signing ceremony was witnessed by the press, as well as by UVS International member representatives from Dassault Aviation, EADS Defence &
Communication Systems, Galileo Avionica, Saab, Sagem, SurveyCopter, Thales Airborne Systems, Thales Avionics, Thales Defence, TRC, and representatives of the European Unmanned Vehicle Industry Consultation Body. This partnership has as objective the co-ordinated organisation of a 4-day international UAV system conference and exhibition in Marseille in southern France, followed by a full day of UAV flight demonstrations at the Istres Flight Test Base (55 km west of Marseille). This event, the first of its kind in Europe, will be designated “EURO UAV 2006”, and will take place on 30 May – 3 June 2006.

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