The French company Sagem announced on 24 September that it has signed a “commercial and industrial collaboration agreement” with the Egyptian company AOI-Aircraft Factory to “address the requirements of the Egyptian Ministry of Defence [MoD]” for Patroller unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Sagem did not specifically say that the Egyptian MoD has ordered Patrollers, but said the AOI-Aircraft Factory will provide “system support and commission” for UAVs as well as set up a “dedicated training centre in Egypt to train staff to for the operation and maintenance of Sagem’s drone systems”.

It added that the Egyptian company “could handle final assembly of Patroller drone in its Egyptian plants”. […]