posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 11:09 AM
Italy will buy 5 Predator drones for its Air Force this report says.
The unmanned surveillance drone is capable of near real time
imagery night and day without placing pilots in harm's way.
ROME, July 22 (Reuters) - Italy will add five state-of-the-art, pilotless Predator aircraft to its arsenal to support expanded military activities,
the Air Force said on Thursday.
The U.S.-made drone planes, which can be used for surveillance or armed for strike capability, will be form part of its 32nd squadron at Amendola Air
Force Base in southeasterly Foggia province, looking out over the Adriatic sea.
An Air Force spokesman said it was not certain whether the planes would be used at home or overseas, but added that both options were possible.
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[edit on 22-7-2004 by John bull 1]