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Delivery of Swiss reconnaissance drones delayed until 2024

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Delivery of Swiss reconnaissance drones delayed until 2024

The Swiss Army’s surveillance drones will not be delivered until the end of 2024. The Israeli manufacturer Elbit has to pay contractual penalties.

The delivery of the Swiss Army’s reconnaissance drones has been delayed until the end of 2024. (Archive image)

Armasuisse spokesman Kaj-Gunnar Sievert told Schweizer Radio SRF on Friday that the project would be completed by the end of 2024. Then the system will be fully operational. Due to the project delay, contractual penalties would be due. He did not provide any information on the amount of the contractual penalties. Additional services were also agreed with the manufacturer as part of contract negotiations.

According to Radio SRF, the expenses for the six ordered drones are now estimated at 300 million francs. In June there was still talk of CHF 250 million. Armasuisse justifies the additional costs with exchange rate fluctuations.

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