First UAV Flies In U.K. Nonsegregated Airspace

Credit: Watchkeeper: Thales
LONDON – A Thales Watchkeeper UAV has become the first unmanned system to be operated in U.K. nonsegregated, controlled airspace. The Watchkeeper, flown by a Thales crew, spent 1 hr. in controlled airspace over West Wales on Sept. 30 monitored by air traffic controllers at Swanwick, near Southampton...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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