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The program is expected to be worth €200 to €250 million (up to $310 million), for the acquisition of 8-10 systems, with three UAVs per system.
Several more nations have joined the coalition. The U.S. and most Western allies have ruled out the deployment of ground troops.
The value of the contract could be as high as $72 million.
The report from the Pentagon's inspector general relies on outdated information, contends the Air Force.
The next generation of aircraft must be able to interface with the current generation to prosecute modern air campaigns.
The company is proposing the Raider as a replacement for the U.S. Army's fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warriors.
The company has already trained 27 of the 30 planned crews.
The technology is ready to weaponize, according to a speaker at the recent Air Force Association Conference.
The U.S. began striking targets in Iraq on August 7, and the effort to stem the advance of Islamic State and other terrorist groups has increased.