British Army’s Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial System being prepared and launched from RAF Akrotiri. The Watchkeeper is operated by crews of 47 Regiment Royal Artillery (47RA). After completing basic crew training in the UK, the crews come out to Akrotiri to complete vital currencies and flying checkpoints which is facilitated by the good weather around Cyprus. After Ground Technicians have prepared the aircraft it is dragged onto the Runway before pilots throttle up and hit the skies completing numerous sorties all year around.
|© Crown Copyright 2022|
For video news from the British Armed Forces: https://www.youtube.com/britisharmedforcesdaily
How we are funded
Across the site you will find advertisers who support us to keep the service free. This could be through their affiliate links, which means at no extra cost to you, we will make a small commission if you click on something of interest and make a purchase. Partners Include :