Huntingdon company making airframe for Watchkeeper

An article in Cambridge News on 27th February  states that Forward Composites, which has been in operation for nearly a year, builds the airframe for the Watchkeeper unmanned air surveillance aircraft which is expected to enter service shortly.Pictures of the Watchkeeper in flight have just been released and the aircraft is starting live flying training over Salisbury Plain.Paul Jackson, managing director of Forward Composites, said:

“I think it is great to see it in the air.  We build the airframe and then it goes away for the James Bond stuff to be put in it.”

Forward Composites builds the wings and fuselages for Thales UK, which is behind the Watchkeeper project. Mr Jackson said all the tooling had also been designed at built at the firm’s Clifton Road facility.    See the full article here


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