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  • Singapore Slings UAS To Afghanistan
    Posted by Robert Wall 8:24 AM on Sep 01, 2010

    Singapore has dispatched an unmanned aircraft force to Afghanistan to support NATO troops operating in the country.

    The team, sent to Tarin Kowt, comprises 52 personnel. The Singaporean military has not identified the UAS that has been deployed, although it is likely the Elbit Hermes 450.

    The Hermes 450 also is being used by the U.K. in Afghanistan. 

    The UAV Task Group, as the Singaporean defense ministry calls the deployment, is slated to remain in Afghanistan until the end of November where it will perform route reconnaissance and other tasks.

    Singapore has been rotating different military skills through Afghanistan, and says it also has trainers in the country to help in the effort to rebuild the local military. A construction team and a weapon-locating radar team are also in Afghanistan, the latter collocated with the UAV Task Group at Tarin Kowt.

    Tags: ar99, unmanned, Singapore, UAS

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