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British Army is close to fielding its own UAV aircraft
Kabul, Afghanistan - The unit deployed in Afghanistan is in leasing
The British Army is to receive continued intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance services in Afghanistan using leased Hermes 450 unmanned air vehicles, while it moves closer to fielding its own Watchkeeper system. Elbit Systems/Thales UK joint-venture UAS Tactical Systems (U-TacS) - prime contractor for the Watchkeeper deal - has been awarded a follow-on contract under...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency