posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 02:42 AM
The UK's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment has carried out trials of the Mission Technologies BUSTER (Backpack Unmanned Surveillance Targeting and
Enhanced Reconnaissance) small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ahead of an enhanced deployment of UK special forces personnel to Afghanistan in 2006.
The trials at the regiment's Credenhill base near Hereford were part of continuing efforts to improve the reconnaissance-gathering capabilities of
the UK's special forces, JDW has learned.
The UK Directorate of Special Forces has also taken a close interest in experiments with larger UAVs run by the UK Joint UAV Experimentation Programme
(JUEP). These included trials with leased EADS/Israel Aircraft Industries Eagle and General Atomics Predator B medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE)
I think that this is very interesting, a small group of 4 people combat group operating a UAV to carry out recon. Then plan a attack, or to call in