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02:18 PM, September 1, 2015
Thales, WB Electronics, Poland Unveil Jointly Produced Armed Unmanned Aircraft
Polish Watchkeeper UAS (Image: Thales)

WB Electronics and Thales today unveiled their tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS) proposed for the Polish military.

WB Electronics and Thales solution offers a capability that fully meets the Polish Gryf requirements for an armed unmanned aircraft system, and delivers the capability through full Polish industrial collaboration.

Based on the combat-proven unarmed Watchkeeper system delivered to the British Army, the WB Electronics, Thales solution will integrate its surveillance capability with a strike capability of the Thales FreeFall Lightweight Multi-role Missile (FFLMM) together on a single platform.

Commanders can fully exploit their environment using the high-performance Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability. In a fast changing environment, the solution can dynamically re-task to an effects-based capability allowing them to make faster, better informed decisions during critical target engagement.

Through this unique partnership, critical technologies developed by Polish engineers could also be exported to other countries in the future.

“Thales is committed to delivering the right solution for Poland’s Gryf requirement. Of course, the solution is not just about meeting the capability needs but delivering the solution through collaboration with Polish industry. I look forward to fostering a close relationship with WB Electronics to ensure Poland fully benefits from its investment in unmanned aircraft systems,” said Pierre Eric Pommellet, Thales Executive Vice-President, Defense Mission Systems.

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