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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5171, tabled on 19 January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Thales Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle to come into full service.

Answered on

28 January 2016

The Watchkeeper Tactical Remotely Piloted Aircraft System was brought into service with the Army in 2014 and subsequently deployed to support operations in Afghanistan. Full operating capability is forecast to be achieved in the second quarter of 2017.