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UK Ministry of Defence recently announced a Release to Service for their own UAV, the WatchKeeper WK450, meaning that it’s been cleared for flight training.

See: Engineering Update Episode 49: The UK's newest UAV

Based on the Elbit Hermes 450 UAV, the Watchkeeper WK450 is an Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) unmanned aerial vehicle.

With a payload of 150 kg, the Watchkeeper WK450 is capable of staying aloft more than 16 hours.

 

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