British Army’s Thales Watchkeeper WK450 UAV in Afghanistan

British Army’s Thales Watchkeeper WK450 UAV in Afghanistan

The Thales Watch keeper WK450 manufactured by Thales Group is an unmanned aerial vehicle from the United Kingdom that was developed from the Elbit Hermes 450. The Thales Watchkeeper WK450 provides the UK armed forces with intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability. The Thales Watchkeeper WK450 is capable of carrying a range of sensors including day and night cameras and surveillance radars. The maiden flight of the Thales Watchkeeper WK450 took place on the 14th of April 2010 and it went into service in August 2014. Primary user is the British Army. The Thales Watchkeeper WK450 is in limited service. See other aircraft images at https://www.fastaviationdata.com/aircraft/thomas-morse-xp-13-viper