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Germany to continue Heron flights in Mali

The German Ministry of Defence has awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract extension to continue providing Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to German troops stationed in Mali and Afghanistan.

Heron I completes one year of flight operations for the Bundeswehr in Mali

The Heron I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, which is stationed at the Gao air base for the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) as part of the UN’s MINUSMA mission in Mali, logged its 3,000th flight hour in November.

Mali president contradicts French account of military strike

Malian soldiers killed during a French military strike in northern Mali in October were hostages of Islamist militants, not deserters turned jihadists as French authorities say, Mali’s president said in a newspaper interview.

Mali regional elections delayed

The Mali government has delayed regional elections from December to April amid security concerns caused by the spreading reach of Islamist militants.

Belgium approves NH90 deployment to Mali

The Belgian government has approved the deployment of two NH90 helicopters to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma). The helicopters will arrive there in February 2018.

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