(25) Video of the drop taken by a Harfang
drone is available on YouTube.
The so-called "Gentle Giants" of Harfang
do not err by sending out hunting parties or roasting their catches.
* Information regarding the procurement of General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to satisfy a French air force requirement for a new Medium Altitude Long Endurace (MALE) UAV to replace its existing Cassidian Harfang
The French air force had already deployed a European-made Harfang
drone to Mali, with the country now wishing to acquire more modern models quickly, although any purchase of the US Reapers directly from the manufacturer (as was done with Harfang
) is expected to delay delivery by seven months.
It then briefly presents the four French weapons systems employed in Libya: the Rafale aircraft, the Armement Air-Sol Modulaire (AASM) precision-guided munition (PGM), the Systeme de croisiere conventionnel autonome a longue portee (SCALP) air-launched cruise missile, and the Harfang
remotely piloted / autonomous vehicle.
French military leaders say they are considering purchasing medium altitude long-endurance UAV assets to add to their small fleet of EADS Harfang
MALE UAVs rather than pursuing a development program.
Snowy owl harfang
des neiges Nyctea scandiaca 18 Short-eared owl hibou des marais Asio flammeus 29 Common raven grand corbeau Corvus corax 26 Horned lark alouette hausse- Eremophila 82 col alpestris American pipit pipit d'Amerique Anthus rubescens 100 American tree bruant hudsonien Spizella arborea 88 sparrow Savannah sparrow bruant des pres Passerculus 85 sandwichensis White-crowned bruant a couronne Zontrichia 53 sparrow blanche leucophrys Lapland longspur bruant lapon Calcarius 100 lapponicus Snow bunting bruant des neiges Plectrophenax 26 nivalis Common/hoary sizerin flamme/ Carduelis flammea/ 32 redpoll blanchatre hornemanni TABLE 2.
She directs them to the "gentle giants," as she calls them, of Harfang
, who may be able to tell them where to find it.