Watchkeeper, the unmanned aircraft system developed by Thales for the British Army is the first UAS to be awarded a full Release To Service, and is the only UAS of its type allowed to fly in UK airspace.
Cassidian has launched the Sagitta project that will conduct basic research into future Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), based on ‘open innovation’, under which research will be conducted in cooperation with German universities and institutes.
Cassidian and Northrop Grumman reach a milestone with the first full system test flight of EuroHawk® unmanned aircraft system equipped with signals intelligence advanced sensors for detection of radar and communication emitters.
France will undertake operational assessments and trials of the Thales Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS) in 2012 and 2013, with a view to cooperating with the UK on Europe’s most advanced tactical UAS system.
QinetiQ is working with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to establish a new Unmanned Air Systems Capability Development Centre (UASCDC) to support the rapid development of unmanned air systems (UAS) programmes from concept to deployment.
Satellite specialist Newtec's IP traffic enhancement and shaping technology Cross-Layer-Optimization™ has been implemented to secure the downlink via satellite in the flagship Euro Hawk® Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) which detects and collects information.
The largest tactical unmanned air system in Europe was announced as a key pillar of a broad Anglo-French defence cooperation as the French Government confirmed its interest in working with the UK to develop Thales UK’s Watchkeeper.
Cassidian and Rheinmetall have agreed to pursue Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) activities together in a Joint Venture where Cassidian will hold 51 percent and Rheinmetall 49 percent of the shares.