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Paramount Advanced Technologies will start development work on a light medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV) next year, after expanding its unmanned aircraft range with the recently launched Mwari and Roadrunner platforms.

The new UAV will weigh between 500 and 600 kilogrammes and will have an endurance of up to 24 hours, Paramount officials said after unveiling the Mwari and Roadrunner small UAVs at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2014 exhibition at Air Force Base Waterkloof.

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