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Watchkeeper progress points to subtle success for British Army

23rd July 2019 - 14:51 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The widely publicised crashes and delays that have long derailed the UK’s unmanned Watchkeeper programme look to be behind the MoD as it moves out with flight testing of Equipment Standard 2 (ES2) and looks forward to receipt of all 54 air vehicles later this year.

A first flight of the new ES2 conducted by the British Army from Boscombe Down earlier this month has provided the impetus for sustained sorties to begin and push forward with consolidation of training capabilities, according to an MoD spokesperson.

The advent of those flight tests will be a relief to decision-makers who have

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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