U.S. Navy to Operate UCAVS in Anti-Piracy Role

The U.S. Navy anti-piracy force in the Indian Ocean is to be reinforced by a detachment of MQ-9 Reaper Uninhabited Combat Air Vehicles. These aircraft will be based in the Seychelles. This is the first public acknowledgement that the U.S. Navy operates the MQ-9, previously, only the USAF, RAF and CIA were known to be users. The mission is known as Operation ‘Ocean Look’ and is planned to commence in late October or early November. The USN has stated that during the early phases...
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