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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

Armed drone aircraft have been operated remotely from Britain for the first time, the Ministry of Defence has said.

It said Reaper drones had flown missions controlled from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, where campaign groups have held a protest rally against the practice.

The MoD said it respected people's rights to protest peacefully.

The drones are mainly used for surveillance, but could use weapons if commanded to by their pilots in the UK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nshire-22320275

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

I do not see drones mentioned in this article?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21638902

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

All good practice for when 'Taranis' takes to the air.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

"They don't like it up 'em, Mr.Mainwaring!"

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

Can I take it that these people demonstrating against the RPAS units (mustn't call them 'drones'), are demonstrating in favour of ground troops losing life and limb to the IED's that could be detected by remote survellience?

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 28 April 2013 - 02:32 PM, said:

I do not see drones mentioned in this article?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21638902

You need to go to this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk...nshire-22320275


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:52 PM

View Poststevewinn, on 28 April 2013 - 03:59 PM, said:

All good practice for when 'Taranis' takes to the air.
Now "Taranis" is a beast...http://www.bbc.co.uk...ashire-11680052


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 29 April 2013 - 09:50 PM, said:

You need to go to this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk...nshire-22320275
I know that. Was just pointing out it did not mention drones while mentioning the cuts.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:01 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 29 April 2013 - 09:57 PM, said:

I know that. Was just pointing out it did not mention drones while mentioning the cuts.

Just trying to help... You could have linked to the article yourself.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 29 April 2013 - 10:01 PM, said:

Just trying to help... You could have linked to the article yourself.
I know, just wanted to point it out. :innocent:

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

View Postealdwita, on 28 April 2013 - 08:00 PM, said:

Can I take it that these people demonstrating against the RPAS units (mustn't call them 'drones'), are demonstrating in favour of ground troops losing life and limb to the IED's that could be detected by remote survellience?
  These "do gooders" really get me furious,a lot of them are drop outs who are the first to moan about anything,and the rest are stupid.GRRROOOWWWLLL.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:19 AM

View Postealdwita, on 28 April 2013 - 08:00 PM, said:

Can I take it that these people demonstrating against the RPAS units (mustn't call them 'drones'), are demonstrating in favour of ground troops losing life and limb to the IED's that could be detected by remote survellience?

Or is it simply a possibility they are demonstrating/protesting against the use of Drones,  that  kill innocent people and kid's

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

View PostJackofalltrades, on 30 April 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Or is it simply a possibility they are demonstrating/protesting against the use of Drones,  that  kill innocent people and kid's

Unlike IED's which are selective in their targets perhaps?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:00 PM

View PostJackofalltrades, on 30 April 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Or is it simply a possibility they are demonstrating/protesting against the use of Drones,  that  kill innocent people and kid's

As opposed to shooting their own kids for wanting to go to school? (Malala Yousafzai)

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 30 April 2013 - 01:00 PM, said:

As opposed to shooting their own kids for wanting to go to school? (Malala Yousafzai)

What the heck has that got to do with Drones???

View PostJackofalltrades, on 30 April 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Or is it simply a possibility they are demonstrating/protesting against the use of Drones,  that  kill innocent people and kid's

Depends on the Rules of Engagement. The UK uses Drones for surveillance, not for interdiction.





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