Reaper Force – Inside Britain’s Drone Wars

£8.99

With the blessing of the RAF and the Ministry of Defence, the author has interviewed the pilots and other aircrew who man Britain’s drones, carrying out reconnaissance, surveillance, intelligence-gathering and, where necessary, ground-attack missions. In brief, it is the story of men and women who can take out an entire group of people from thousands of miles away, and then go home for lunch.

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Description

This unique insight into RAF Reaper operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria is based on unprecedented research access to the Reaper squadrons and personnel at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire and Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, USA. The author has observed lethal missile strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq alongside the crews involved. He has also conducted extensive interviews with Reaper pilots, sensor operators, mission intelligence coordinators, and spouses and partners. The result is an intimate portrait of the human aspect of remote air warfare in the twenty-first century.

Additional information

Weight 0.271 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 13 × 2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxiv, 327 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

623.74690941 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F