國防部:貝爾法斯特公司主導的3000萬英鎊飛機項目被取消

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國防部:貝爾法斯特公司主導的3000萬英鎊飛機項目被取消

國防部(MoD)已經取消了一個無人駕駛飛機項目,該項目由貝爾法斯特的Spirit Aerosystems領導。

然而,國防部表示,該項目現在不會超過其設計階段。

它補充說,該決定是在對技術驗證機和更廣泛的輕量級廉價新型作戰飛機(LANCA)計劃進行詳細審查後,與行業合作夥伴共同商定的。

國防部說,它將繼續探索新技術,但對該項目的審查得出結論:"通過探索更小的、成本較低的、但仍然具有高度能力的添加劑能力,似乎可以實現更有利的能力和成本效益"。

斯普林特公司說,項目的結束不會影響工作,因為那些參與的人將被轉移到公司內的其他商業、國防和空間項目。

"他說:"我們毫不懷疑,所積累的經驗將繼續為英國國防帶來好處,我們預計將有許多機會進一步發展我們與國防部的關係。


The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cancelled an unmanned aircraft project which was being led by Spirit Aerosystems in Belfast.

However, the MoD said the project would not now proceed beyond its design stage.

It added that the decision was taken by mutual agreement with industry partners, after a detailed review of the technical demonstrator and the broader Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA) Programme.

The MoD said it would continue to explore novel technologies but the review of the project concluded that "more beneficial capability and cost-effectiveness appears achievable through exploration of smaller, less costly, but still highly capable additive capabilities".

Spirit said that the ending of the project would not hit jobs, as those involved were transferring to other commercial, defence, and space programmes within the company.

"We have no doubt that the accrued learning will continue to deliver benefit for UK defence and we anticipate many opportunities to further develop our relationship with the MOD," he said.

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