UK Gives Watchkeeper Initial Release to Service

The British Watchkeeper UAV has been granted initial release to service.

The British Army’s much-delayed Watchkeeper tactical UAV program has moved a step closer to operational deployment with the Thales UK machine being granted an initial release to service, the Ministry of Defence announced today.

The MoD said Royal Artillery pilots will start flying the UAV from Boscombe Down in restricted airspace over the military training area on Salisbury Plain in southwest England.

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