Thales Watchkeeper WK450. Specifications. A photo.
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Thales Watchkeeper WK450. Specifications. A photo.

Thales Watchkeeper WK450. Specifications. A photo.

Thales Watchkeeper WK450 - British military multipurpose unmanned aircraft designed in 2010, the company «Thales Group».

UAV Photos Thales Watchkeeper WK450

Unmanned aerial vehicle has been designed by British aircraft manufacturers in the first half 2000-ies. The new device was to be used to perform reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and further processing, used as a means of patrol and surveillance tool, used as a search and rescue facilities and others.

The first test flight of unmanned models Thales Watchkeeper WK450 held in mid-April 2010 years and due to the fact that the drone has successfully completed all required tests, the model has been appreciated not only by the developers, but also the future operator of these devices. However, in reality, the mass production of drones Thales Watchkeeper WK450 started a little bit later, which was due not only to the preparation of production itself, but also the need to improve some of the technical parameters of the UAV.

Drone Thales Watchkeeper WK450 photo

Despite the relatively high potential of this unmanned aerial vehicle, release it was very limited, the device itself is intended only for the British armed forces.

The Thales Watchkeeper WK450 unmanned aerial vehicle has relatively small dimensions — with a fuselage length of 3,4 meters, the wingspan of this drone is about 3,8 meters, which makes the UAV low visibility for radar installations.

As a means of surveillance and tracking, on an unmanned aerial vehicle used electro-optical and infrared cameras, which makes it possible to operate the drone, even at night and under adverse visibility.

Specifications Thales Watchkeeper WK450.

  • Length: 3,4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,8 m .;
  • Height: 1,8 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 150 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 200 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7100 m.
  • aircraft engine type: rotative;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.

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