LONDON — The Thales WK450 Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has moved another step closer to operational service with the British army after receiving certification from the U.K. Military Aviation Authority (MAA). The company announced on Oct. 7 that it had received a Statement of Type Design Assurance (STDA), a document which states that the system has now reached “an acceptable level for design safety and integrity” to meet the current stage of the system’s development. ...


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