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Stalemate continues for major Euro UAVs

8th July 2013 - 14:40 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


Progression of two of Europe’s most high-profile UAV programmes continues to be questioned as rumours of delay and cancellation rebound throughout the market, defence sources have declared.

The Watchkeeper and Euro Hawk programmes in the UK and Germany respectively, have both come under scrutiny from market experts highlighting how the former has yet to enter service while the latter tackles rumours of cancellation.

Original timelines dictated that the British Army’s Watchkeeper tactical UAV would be operational in Afghanistan during 2010. However, the platform is currently undergoing a Military Aviation Authority (MAA) certification process, the most recent excuse for the delay

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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