LONDON – The U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF) has begun operations with its second batch of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles over Afghanistan. The five-strong batch doubles the size of the RAF’s fleet to 10, increasing the number of MQ-9 combat air patrols to which the RAF can contribute. Images released by the U.K. defense ministry show the aircraft being removed from their transport crates at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Some of the images appear to be dated in ...


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