LONDON — Senior U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF) officials have expressed their wish to keep the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system after U.K. troops pull out of Afghanistan at the end of this year. The capability, which currently consists of five air vehicles flying out of Kandahar airbase, flown by RAF crews from ground control stations in the U.S. and U.K., is officially due to leave service at the end of combat operations in Afghanistan because of the way it was funded as an Urgent ...

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