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US Deploys Two More Predator UAVs to Libya

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US Drones Deployed to Libya

(Source: British Forces Broadcasting Service; issued Aug. 18, 2011)


The US military has sent two more armed Predator drones to the Libya conflict in response to requests from commanders seeking more intelligence-gathering capabilities.

Defence officials say it will give commanders more flexibility as well as the ability to have several unmanned aircraft in the air at one time to cover more ground.

President Barack Obama approved the use of armed drones in the Libya conflict in April. Since then, they have flown routine surveillance operations, but they can strike targets when needed.

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