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US to supply Iraq with additional UAVs

10th January 2014 - 15:28 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The US has agreed to supply Iraqi security forces with small and tactical UAVs under a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to assist in the fight against al-Qaeda affiliated militants.

On 6 January, White House spokesperson Jay Carney announced that 10 ScanEagle UAVs would be shipped to Iraq in the short-term, while 48 Raven B UAVs will be added later in the year.

Last week, fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured positions in Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar province, some 60 miles to the West of Baghdad. US Secretary of State John Kerry has unequivocally denied

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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