Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

RPAS Wales

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

Segregated airspace for RPAS off the coast of West Wales was the first of its kind in the world to be established, spanning over 1,500km² of land, and a further 7,100km² over sea – enabling full-scale testing, training, flight trials and demonstrations.

The centre of excellence for test and evaluation of RPAS includes hangars and laboratories at:

  • Parc Aberporth – the first purposebuilt RPAS technology park in Europe and home to Watchkeeper – Europe’s largest RPAS programme operated by the UK MOD.
  • Llanbedr Airfield – an ex-military site with three runways, is a controlled environment enabling safe operations of medium and high-altitude long duration RPAS.

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