Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:17
The United States has inactivated its only General Atomics MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron in Africa, raising doubts over the ongoing use of UAVs from its deployments in Djibouti.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 06:38
A suspected drone targeted a base belonging to al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab insurgents in southern Somalia, killing at least five fighters, police and residents said on Sunday. It was not known who was behind the aerial strike but the United States has in the past targeted al Shabaab fighters.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:34
So how many U.S. military bases are there in Africa?
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 05:56
The United Nations is sending hundreds of extra peacekeepers and its first drones to the Central African Republic to bolster security ahead of elections next month, a UN official said Tuesday.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 07:05
U.S. Department of Defense spokesperson Michelle Baldanza told Sputnik the U.S. training program for the active Ukrainian military servicemen will include tactics to counter unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 06:42
A breach-of-contract squabble has spiraled into broader allegations of misconduct against a drone manufacturer with millions of dollars worth of US military contracts. A drone retailer claims that Prioria Robotics bilked AFRICOM by selling a substandard drone that could be outflown by many hobby drones, which are far cheaper, according to a court motion.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 06:36
The Cameroonian military high command has decided to “boost morale” of the defense and security forces being mobilized against Boko Haram by providing the security forces with “advanced military equipment” including drones acquired from a U.S. firm.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 06:23
A local government in Nigeria said Monday it may deploy drones across Lagos as part of efforts to fight crime in the southwest state.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 06:52
The state-owned Chinese company International Aero Development Corporation (IADC) recently launched an ambitious new expansion plan in Africa, according to Defense News.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:18
The United States, which relied heavily on the use of unmanned aerial systems to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) while enjoying a relative monopoly on UAS, is expanding the number of partner countries it will loan drones to.