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Farnborough 2016: Watchkeeper future support contract disclosed

29th June 2016 - 16:37 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has pledged a further £80 million ($108 million) to the Watchkeeper UAS programme in the form of a support contract.

Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Land Warfare conference on 29 June Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon said: ‘Today I am pleased to announce an £80 million support contract has been signed with Thales for Watchkeeper.

‘This agreement ensures the British Army’s Watchkeeper system will provide UK troops with next-generation battlefield intelligence for years to come.’

The support contract will provide additional capacity for training in order to generate operational …

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