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RAF experimental drone squadron stalled by coronavirus

Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Harry Lye  |  April 1, 2020  |  Air Force Technology


Air Force Technology understands that the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) has gone ahead with plans to reform its 216 Squadron experimental drone squadron. The new squadron has been stood up with minimal manning as the RAF still assesses how the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak will affect future manning and development plans.

Operating out of RAF Waddington as of today, 216 Squadron is set to take on the role of operating the RAF’s fleet of experimental drones. In January, Air Force Technology reported on the reforming of the squadron, which is expected in future to bring swarming drone capabilities into service. READ MORE...

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