Farnborough 2018: Netherlands orders MQ-9 UAVs
The Netherlands ordered four MQ-9 Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the United States on 17 July during the Farnborough Airshow.
The signature of the Dutch-US MQ-9 government-to-government agreement was accompanied by a separate industrial participation agreement signed by Jan Christiaan Dicke, commissioner for Military Production of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (left), and Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI (right). (IHS Markit/Nicholas Fiorenza)
The government-to-government agreement was signed by Vice Admiral Jan de Waard, director of the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation, and Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, director of the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
A separate industrial participation agreement was signed by Jan Christiaan Dicke, commissioner for Military Production of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, and Linden Blue, CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI).
The MQ-9 procurement would not only add to Dutch national capabilities, but also the Netherlands' capability to contribute to NATO, Lt Gen Hooper said following the signature.
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