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The CAPECON project (Civil UAV Applications and Economic Effectivity of Potential Configuration Solutions) was a European Union initiative to develop UAV's.[1]

The project ran from 1 May 2002 to 31 December 2005. The total cost was 5 136 539 Euros, the EU providing towards this 2 899 992 Euros. Overall coordination of the project was via Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd (Israel Aerospace Industries). Eighteen Organisations were involved (not including Israel Aerospace Industries), six of these were academic organisations: Polytechnic University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino), Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), University of Bologna, Warsaw University of Technology, University of Naples Federico II (Universita degli studi di Napoli Federico II), and the University of Salento (Universita degli studi di Lecce), four were aerospace agencies: Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain), Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (France), Stichting Nationaal Lucht - en Ruimtevaart Laboratorium (Netherlands), CIRA (Italian Aerospace Research Center [2]). Other organisations involved were Agusta, Carlo Gavazzi Space S.P.A., EADS Defence and Security Systems, Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH, Eurocopter S.A.S. , Swedish Space Corporation, Tadiran Electronic Systems Ltd, &, Tadiran Spectralink.[3]


  1. ^ Z. Goraj; A. Frydrychewicz; R. Świtkiewicz; B. Hernik; J. Gadomski; T. Goetzendorf-Grabowski; M. Figat; St Suchodolski; W. Chajec. report (PDF). Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Technical Sciences, Volume 52. Number 3, 2004. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  2. ^ HAIC Consortium - Organisation profile [Retrieved 2015-12-09]
  3. ^ Community Research and Development Information Service. Civil uav application and economic effectiveness of potential configuration solutions. published by the Publications Office of the European Union. Retrieved 2015-12-09.