A contract worth 226 mill.
DKr was placed at the French company SAGEM in February
1999. The contract included 2 UAV-platoons, consisting of 4 planes,
3 Ground Control Stations (GCS), 3 Remote Communication
Terminals (RCT) and 1 mobile launcher (shown).
Furthermore Transportation Recovery System trucks (TRS)
and maintenance and utility trucks have been purchased.
The plane has a ordinary camera and a infra-red camera
placed under the nose and are capable of transmitting
live video pictures back to the GCS in a distance of up
to 180 km. The plane is prepared for mounting of a
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) which makes it possible to
look through clouds, fog, etc.
First deliverance of this system took place in summer
2001, and the second part was handed over September 6th.
One platoon is foreseen to be in operational command of
the Danish Division, and the other can be placed in
command of Multi National Corps North East or the Danish
Army Operational Command.
Other users of the system is the French and Dutch Army.
An earlier version is used in Sweden, known as
The plane is called "Sperwer" by the French
company and the Danish nickname is "Kestrel".