Interesting future developments from the Navy. Actually a little surprised they didn’t do this at RAF
Sailors from 700X Naval Air Station have designed, built and tested their own drone. The large quadcopter called Walrus will be used a testing platform for sensors and other payloads. It is part of a project that will see the squadron, based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, be accredited manufacturer status. 700X NAS is the Royal Navy’s expert unit in the research, training and deployment of remotely piloted air systems (RPAS). The squadron uses nearby Predannack Airfield as a centre of expertise for flights and training.
Ref 700 squadron formed at Hatson in the |Orkneys.
MOST FAA squadrons seemed to have wound up there or |Machrihanish because (so its said) the gunnery Admiral types did not know how to use them so sent them them out of the way!
Incidentally, one of the bases was known as Royal Nava Air Station TWATT,*HMS Tern)
Most books written by ex FAA types contain quite a bit about the RN scottish island airfields and the life up there…