Military

RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

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by By Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) – From August 2014 to August 2015, the 432nd Wing has directly supported Operation Inherent Resolve, a U.S. Central Command and partner nation’s campaign…

The Pentagons half billion dollar drone boondoggle

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by Rivalry between the Army and Air Force over Predator drones may have cost the Pentagon over $500 million in wasteful spending, according to a report released under the Freedom of Information Act. The report, which the Pentagon’s Inspector General…

Revealed: Private firms at heart of US drone warfare

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by Abigail Fielding-Smith, Crofton Black, Alice Rossand James Ball The overstretched US military has hired hundreds of private-sector contractors to the heart of its drone operations to analyse top-secret video feeds and help track suspected terrorist leaders, an investigation has found. Contracts unearthed by…

Indian Army does not want Raven

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by According to the Times of India the Raven RQ-11 does not meet the technical parameters or GSQRs (general staff qualitative requirements) laid down by the Army for the hand-launched spy drones to equip all its 382 infantry battalions, as also…