LONDON — The U.K. Defense Ministry has secured funding to retain its fleet of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles after the end of operations in Afghanistan. The long-awaited decision—revealed in a report from the Parliamentary Defense Select Committee—moves the medium-altitude/long-endurance aircraft into the ministry’s core budget until a replacement system becomes available at the end of the decade. Earlier this month, the government confirmed at ...

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