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French Army Re-thinking Drone Sustainment

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Operational Sustainment! SDTI Maintenance

(Source: French Army; issued Oct 21, 2015)

(Issued in French; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)


Expeditionary theaters, new technologies, use of equipment in permanent evolution…. These are reasons why, today, the army is re-thinking how it supports and sustains its equipment. This is a challenge that the army is preparing to tackle.




The SDTI (système de drone tactique intérimaire, or Interim tactical drone system), exclusively operated by the army’s 61st Artillery Regiment, requires particularly specific maintenance.

Lt. Jerome, the chief of the regiment’s maintenance section, explains (in French) the specific characteristics of the SDTI and of its maintenance requirements. This video offers a short immersion into the backstage of the army’s aircraft maintenance.

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