Major contract for airport services

The long term future of unmanned aircraft operations at WWA has been assured by the signing of a contract with Thales UK for the supply of accommodation and airport services worth £7.5m over the next 5 years.

This important agreement ensures Thales’ continued use of the best facilities available for the delivery of the Watchkeeper programme to the British Army as well as to expand the innovative test, development and training programs for Unmanned Aircraft in the future.

WWA Ltd now plans to make further investment in the airport and adjacent infrastructure to meet the demands of this significant contract that will also lead to the creation of many more high quality employment opportunities throughout the site.