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European Parliament condemns covert drone strikes

By a margin of 534 to 49, the European Parliament supported a resolution requiring that EU Member States “do not perpetrate unlawful targeted killings or facilitate such killings by other states”, and called upon them to “oppose and ban practices … Continue reading

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Hundreds protest against new “home” of UK drone operations

Around 400 demonstrators took part in a march from Lincoln to a rally at nearby RAF Waddington, which assumed control of British drone missions in Afghanistan earlier this week. Chris Cole, a coordinator of the Drone Campaign Network, said the … Continue reading

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RAF’s Reaper drones now flown from UK, not US

Armed drone aircraft have been operated remotely from Britain for the first time, the Ministry of Defence has said. It said Reaper drones had flown missions controlled from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, where campaign groups have held a protest rally against … Continue reading

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UK-based defense contractor supplies parts to U.S. Predator drone

A major British defence company is supplying the deadly US drone programme, which has killed scores of civilians, leading critics to condemn the UK as complicit in ‘war crimes’. The firm, Cobham plc – which specialises in defence and communications … Continue reading

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UK terror suspects stripped of citizenship then Hellfired by drone

An investigation by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism for The Independent details a chilling account of terror suspects being stripped of their British nationality before being targeted by U.S. drone strikes (in at least two cases). With no legal recourse, these exiles … Continue reading

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Nearly 450 British military drones lost in Iraq and Afghanistan

Almost 450 drones operated by the British military have crashed, broken down or been lost in action during operations in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last five years, figures reveal. Story over at the Guardian

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U.K. Stealth Drone to be tested in Australia

The drone, which is named Taranis after the Celtic god of thunder, has been designed to fly intercontinental missions to attack targets and can automatically dodge incoming missiles. The aircraft, which has cost £125 million to build, is intended to … Continue reading

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