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MSPO 2016: Thales hopeful for Polish Watchkeeper

30th August 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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Thales remains confident its Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be successful in the Polish market, as the country reassesses its plans to procure a range of unmanned systems for its armed forces.

Watchkeeper is currently being offered for what is known as the ‘Gryf’ programme, which aims to introduce a medium-range tactical UAV to the Polish armed forces.

Uncertainty has grown, however, over Poland’s defence modernisation plans since the election of the Law and Justice Party last year.

The new administration is currently in the process of reviewing all defence programmes, including UAS acquisition plans, which could see

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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