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GD, Elbit form joint UAS venture

HAIFA, Israel, May 18 (UPI) -- General Dynamics and Elbit Systems have formed a joint venture to address the evolving unmanned aerial vehicle requirements of the U.S. Defense Department.

Israel-based Elbit Systems said its Elbit Systems of America subsidiary announced a partnership with General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.

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The joint venture, named UAS Dynamics, will deliver unmanned aerial systems technology to meet the growing needs of the Marine Corps' Small Tactical UAS Tier II program.

According to a news release, UAS Dynamics will offer the Marine Corps program Elbit's Hermes and Skylark UAS systems adapted with "new technologies that use U.S. engineering, technology, manufacturing and logistics resources to rapidly field and satisfy evolving U.S. requirements."

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