France, Britain agree to invest 2 billion euros in drone prototype project

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Posted: Mar 03, 2016 8:50 AM

AMIENS, France (Reuters) - France and Britain have agreed to invest 2 billion euros in a project to build a next-generation multi-role drone with a view to making it operational after 2030, the two countries said in a statement on Thursday.

"This program ... will be based on a multi-role drone platform that could serve as a basis for future operational capacity after 2030," the statement said after a Franco-British summit. "We plan to invest 2 billion euros in this program with a technical assessment toward 2020."

(Reporting By John Irish and Elizabeth Pineau; Editing by Andrew Callus)