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Saturday, April 25, 2015

RAAF keen to buy armed drones, dispatches personnel to the US to learn how to remotely pilot Reaper aircraft

MQ-9 ReaperAerial drones equipped with missiles could soon be added to Australia’s military shopping list after the RAAF sent personnel to the US to learn how to pilot unmanned Reaper aircraft.

The Federal Government plans to buy a fleet of giant unarmed, unmanned Triton surveillance aircraft, which will be housed at Adelaide’s Edinburgh Air Force base.

The RAAF is also interested in buying armed American Reaper drones, which can be used as attack aircraft.

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