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Watchkeeper UAV receives UK design approval

Oct. 10, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
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The Thales Watchkeeper UAV has received a Statement of Type Design Assurance (STDA) from the UK’s Military Aviation Authority (MAA), according to a Thales announcement.

“Watchkeeper is the first UAS to receive such an STDA from the MAA, and represents a major step forward for the acceptance of UASs in the airspace environment,” according to Thales.

“The MAA’s STDA provides assurance that the Watchkeeper air vehicle and software has reached an acceptable level for design safety and integrity to meet the current stage of the system’s development,” the company said.

“It is a key component of the process that allows the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) to continue towards the initial Release To Service (RTS).”

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