Airport supports army trials

Throughout October last year, WWA played host to more than 100 British Army personnel as they conducted major operational field trials on their Watchkeeper unmanned air system.

The trials, that sometimes saw the dual operation of unmanned air vehicles was supported by the airport’s specialised services, whilst the required airspace management and air traffic services were delivered by West Wales Radar.

During the trials, real life support (RLS) for the army personnel was delivered on the airport in accommodation specially constructed by the WWA engineering team.  The first time such a service has been carried out on the site.

The unique services and facilities supplied by the airport, has enabled army personnel to carry out an in-depth technical assessment of Watchkeeper, further paving the way to a full in-service capability for the British Army.