Watchkeeper UAV Nears Service-Entry with British Army

The Watchkeeper Tactical UAV for the British Army will start UK trials after Easter this year and is due to enter service with the British Army later in the year. This Army UAV will then be deployed to Afghanistan in early 2011 and will fully replace the Hermes 450 as a British UAV by April 2012. [eventPDF] The Watchkeeper system is very mobile and not restricted by icing conditions. It has automatic take-off and landing capability and its GMTI/SAR and EO/IR payloads will provide all we...
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