Call for more openness over drones

A government report has found that drones are being used legally but there are calls for more openness over operations

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Drones keep our soldiers 'away from battlefield'

The attacks by soldiers in Lincolnshire operating planes three and a half thousand miles away in Afghanistan need to be less secretive according to a new government report into the UK's use of armed drones.

Campaigners argue controllers at RAF Waddington are dangerously detached from reality,. But MPs say remotely-operated aircraft keep our service personnel away from the battlefield. Emma Wilkinson reports.


Call for more drone pilots

A lifesize model of WatchKeeper (WK) and Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Credit: Press Association

The Chair of the Defence Select Committee is calling for more pilots of drones, which are operated from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. The aircraft has been praised for its work in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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