First Afghan Watchkeeper Mission Supported U.S. Marines

LONDON— The first operational sortie by the U.K.’s new Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle in Afghanistan helped the U.S. Marine Corps eliminate machine gun-armed insurgents. The Sept. 16 operation occurred just two weeks after the first training flights by the Thales-made Watchkeeper in the country...
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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