Signing of a memorandum of cooperation between Hellenic Aerospace Industries and four Universities for the design and industrial production of a new drone

Taking advantage of the consistent course of work and the know-how acquired from the “Archytas” program for the research, development and industrial production of the first Autonomous Multi-Purpose Aerial Vehicle by entities of the wider public sector, the Ministry of Finance is proceeding to finance the design of a second, more complex unmanned aerial vehicle (drone).

In this context, under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of National Defence, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) and four Universities of the country – the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Democritus University of Thrace, the University of Thessaly and the University of Patras – are proceeding with signing a memorandum of cooperation for the design and industrial production of the new aircraft.

Ink on Thursday

The memorandum of cooperation will be signed on Thursday January 12 at 14.00, at an event at the Ministry of Finance, with the participation of Minister Christos Staikouras and Minister of National Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos, by the administration of HAI and the rectors’ authorities of the four Universities.

The Ministry of Finance, as the main shareholder of EAB, wishing to contribute to the further development of domestic know-how in innovative sectors, in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the company and the country as a whole, decided to support and finance yet another important program, which is expected to yield multiple benefits for the involved bodies and, more broadly, for the scientific community, the Greek economy and, overall, for Greece.