27 Feb '13, 10pm

Fascinating series of maps/photos showing locations in #Africa used by U.S. #military to launch #drones: @publicintel

Fascinating series of maps/photos showing locations in #Africa used by U.S. #military to launch #drones: @publicintel

The following map and photos depict current and future locations used by the U.S. military for launching drones and surveillance flights throughout Central and North Africa. The map is not complete and reflects available information from open sources. Similar to drone bases in Pakistan , a Washington Post article from 2012 quotes a senior U.S. commander as saying that most of the African air bases launching drones and surveillance flights are “small operations run out of secluded hangars at African military bases or civilian airports.” Several sites that are rumored to be used for launching drones and surveillance aircraft are not included in the map, including al-Wigh airbase in Libya which has been recently reported by news outlets in North Africa to be a base for French and U.S. operations in Mali. All images are via Google Earth.

Full article: http://publicintelligence.net/us-drones-in-africa

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