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The British Army's new Watchkeeper robotic surveillance aircraft has made its first autonomous test flight, carrying out a full mission without remote piloting. The tests took place in Israel, at a facility operated by Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit. Watchkeeper is being made jointly by Thales UK, the British arm of the French …

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Anonymous Coward

I wonder...

...when we can expect to see these in the skies over Britain?

Wacqui Jacqui must be jiggling up and down with exceitement at the prospect.

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Coat

Electro-optical camera system?

That's a digital camera, then...

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Stop

at anon coward

probably sooner than you think, merseyside police have used one for monitoring football matches, soon they will be everywhere

i for one welcome out hoverbot overlords

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Black Helicopters

What's the matter with you people (above three posts)

Can't we have a British Technology success story without everyone complaining these things will be spying on us 24x7?

Well yeah I know they will be used to spy on us, and blimps and helecopters, but I just thought we could pretend it's npt happening.

Dark chopper for obvious reasons.

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Anonymous Coward

VFM?

Come on Lewis. How about rubbing in the price differential between the model the US is buying and the Watchkeeper? One which can carry missiles - $7.5m. One which can't £16m.

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