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AVIONEWS at the “Farnborough International Air Show 2008” (5): Reaper UAV in Afghanistan combat with RAF
Farnborough, United Kingdom - For the first time at the beginning of June
The RAF (Royal Air Force) used the General Atomic MQ-9 Reaper UAV to fire weapon during combat operations in Afghanistan for the first time at the beginning of June. The Reaper can carry the GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb and AGM-114P Hellfire laser-guided missile. The UK ordered three MQ-9s to meet an urgent operational requirement. One has already been destroyed.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency