September 26, 2011

Military Drones Head to Africa


The U.S. military is sending some armed drones to eastern Africa as they seem concerned that al Qaeda may be moving to the area. A base on the island nation of Seychelles has reopened and MQ-9 Reapers are to be deployed there. They feel that using that location may cut back on the militants' ability to track them. While drones were used there back in 2009 only for surveillance on pirates, this time they have the ability to fire Hellfire missiles and 500 lb. bombs. Let's hope the public knowledge about the mission is enough to scare away the bad guys.

Via Wall Street Journal

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 26, 2011 11:05 AM
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