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AUVSI Israel: Lessons learned generate mature UK UAV solutions

20th March 2012 - 16:35 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Tel Aviv, Israel

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A British Army officer has claimed that the UK’s fleet of UAVs are now being effectively controlled in Afghanistan following previous errors made in their concept of operations.

Maj Mark Whittle, 32 Regiment Deputy Commander, Royal Artillery, British Army, told the AUVSI conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on 20 March that the three aerial unmanned systems the army operates were not performing as well as required due to the fact that they were being deployed with different regiments.

'We had to improve the way we deployed these services. We now have one single regiment, 32 [Royal Artillery], using it,' Whittle

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Beth Stevenson

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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