France, Europe must produce MALE drones and weaponize them

According to an information report issued by the French Senate, “military drones are today an indispensable component of many operations, particularly those carried out against terrorist groups outside the national territory.” Regretting the dependence of France and Europe on the United States in the acquisition of “medium altitude long endurance” (MALE) drones, the report calls for the establishment of a French and European production chain and advocates the weaponization of MALE drones in the French military.