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France arming Operation Barkhane Reaper UAVs

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France is arming its MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with Paveway guided bombs for Operation Barkhane operations in Africa. The Armée de l'Air et...

First French UAV air strike in Mali

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France has for the first time conducted an air strike with one of its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles in Mali, days after guided bombs...

US drone shot down in Yemen

A US military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two US officials told Reuters, the...

French Reaper crashes in Niger

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The French military has lost one of its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in a crash in Niger. The French Defence Staff said...

US UAV base in Niger to be ready in 2019

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The United States new air base outside Agadez, Niger, will be operational from 2019 when it will be used to carry out...

French Reapers reach 20 000 flight hours in Africa

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France's Reaper fleet stationed in Niger has accumulated 20 000 flight hours in support of Operation Barkhane. The French defence ministry on 30...

Additional French Reapers deployed to Niger

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The French military has taken delivery of another two MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from General Atomics, out of a total...

US using Tunisia as a base for drone operations in Libya...

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The United States has begun using a Tunisian air base to conduct surveillance drone operations inside Libya, the latest expansion of its...

French UAVs exceed 15 000 flight hours in the Sahel

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French unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) deployed in the Sahel as part of Operation Barkhane have accumulated more than 15 000 flight hours. The...

US contracts Boeing to supply Lot 89 Harpoon missiles to Egypt,...

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The US Army has awarded Boeing a $124 606 538 firm-fixed-price contract for the supply of 53 full-rate production Lot 89 Harpoon...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...