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The Royal Air Force confirms first Afghan combat operation for UAV aircraft controlled from the UK
London, United Kingdom - A Reaper has fired a weapon while supporting ground forces
The Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom confirmed that, for the first time, a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a remote-controlled aircraft) airplane controlled from UK soil was involved in a combat action in Afghanistan. A RAF Reaper "Has fired a weapon during a mission supporting UK forces on the ground", the Minister for Defence stated: the operation could have occurred on April 30, but London's...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency