The eagle has landed
Chaman, Pakistan. Bei dem Riesenvogel handelt es sich um eine Drohne, die ein pakistanischer Sicherheitsoffizier gefunden hat.
Das Fluggerät wurde von der Nato in Afghanistan zur Grenzüberwachung eingesetzt, eine Fehlfunktion brachte es zum Absturz
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- 3 UAV classification
- 4 UAV functions
Drone attacks in Pakistan
The United States government, led by the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division, has made a series of attacks on targets in northwest Pakistan since 2004 using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles). These attacks are part of the US' War on Terrorism campaign, seeking to defeat Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan. Most of these attacks are on targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan border in Northwest Pakistan.
These strikes are carried out by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and have increased substantially under the Presidency of Barack Obama. Generally the UAVs used are MQ-1 Predator and more recently MQ-9 Reaper firing AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. The drones have become a weapon of choice for the United States in the fight against al-Qaeda. Some media refer to the series of attacks as a "drone war". Pakistan's government publicly condemns these attacks but has secretly shared intelligence with Americans and also allegedly allowed the drones to operate from Shamsi Airfield in Pakistan until 21 April 2011 when 150 Americans left the base.