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Where are all the Watchkeepers?

The new issue of Flight International includes a two-page feature on the UK’s glacial-paced Watchkeeper unmanned air system programme, which harks back to the legacy of the British Army’s earlier Phoenix: a UAV so unreliable that it was nicknamed the “Bugger off”, due to the at-times slim chance of it actually returning from a mission. […]

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Waiting for Watchkeeper

A month ago, Flightglobal published an article updating the status of the British Army’s Watchkeeper unmanned air system programme. Summarised in one sentence, our report said delayed operational field trials were set to start [these are now under way, according to an industry source] and that the first equipment would be deployed for use in […]

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