Drones

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 06:53
A suspected U.S. dronestrike overnight killed a top Islamist militant commander in southern Yemen who had run al Qaeda's combat operations and had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, residents said.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 06:08
Drone strikes (or unmanned aerial vehicle strikes) have attracted significant media attention for their roles in the American-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in Pakistan. What has received less attention is the increasing frequency with which drone strikes have been carried out in Africa.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 06:56
Romania's army has a new quadrotor capability following the arrival of four UAV Solutions Phoenix 30 unmanned air vehicles.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 06:40
A U.S. Air Force (USAF) General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed in Iraq on 7 January, the service has confirmed.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 07:03
U.S. officials finally confirmed this week that an American drone base in Ethiopia was closed in September, after being used for four years to help gather intelligence on Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab. The revelation comes after news in December that the U.S. military had deactivated a drone squad in neighboring Djibouti.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 08:04
The U.S. government has shut down its drone operation base in southern Ethiopia, an embassy official announced.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 07:03
For the uninitiated, Chabelley is the other U.S. outpost in that country — the site of America’s lone avowed “major military facility” in Africa, Camp Lemonnier — and a key node in an expanding archipelago of hush-hush American outposts that have spread across that continent since 9/11.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 06:59
Canada is looking at buying its own weaponized drones, and internal documents tout the benefits of a controversial model used by the US Air Force.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 06:50
KDF jets yesterday carried out aerial bombing of two al Shabaab camps in Somalia's Lower Shabelle. This was hardly 12 hours after US drones hit and destroyed other camps in the south of the country.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 06:19
The Somali army said the U.S. carried out an air strike on a southern Somalia town where a resident said Islamist-militant fighters from the al-Shabaab group are active.

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