Monday, January 26, 2009

Israel "rents" drones in Afghanistan...

"...Now it appears that more Israeli-built unmanned aerial vehicles will be patrolling the skies over Afghanistan. Last week, Flight International reported that Israel's Aeronautics Defense Systems will rent out drones to Dutch troops serving with the NATO.
Flight notes one possible catch: Israeli personnel are not authorized to operate inside Afghanistan, meaning operators would have to be contractors from the United States or the United Kingdom. That is not entirely unprecedented: Some U.S. Army Hunter drones in Iraq, for example, are "government-owned, contractor-operated."

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