November 2007
Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/19/2007, Vol. 167 Issue 20, p19
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The article reports that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) is expecting clearance to begin operating armed General Atomics Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as early as December 2007. The Reaper is being operated by both the U.S. and Great Britain in Afghanistan. RAF crews have carried out live-weapon drops from the Reaper or Predator B, using U.S. ranges. The RAF UAVs likely will be based at Kandahar, Afghanistan, where the U.S. also operates Predators.


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