New Video of British Killer Drones Incinerating Taliban in Afghanistan

We have seen several videos showing U.S. Reaper drones attacking Taliban in Afghanistan with rain of Hellfires.

But, since the RAF (Royal Air Force) operates just five of them, it’s much more difficult to find footage showing MQ-9 UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) do what they do better: spying on ground targets and individuals and kill them with either missiles or 500-lb LGBs (Laser Guided Bombs).

Provided the details are correct, the one below shows RAF Reaper drones carry out deadly air strikes in Afghanistan from their ground control station at RAF Waddington, in the UK. Previously, since 2007, RAF crews flew UAVs from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.

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  1. According to the video, it seems the drone strikes are also targeting individual fighters. What are they using to kill them? There are no big explosions. It seems like the drone is acting as a sniper.

    • A drone can give ground troops real-time images where the enemy exactly is, so a marksman on the ground can kill the enemy; think long-range sniper-rifles like the .416 or .50

  2. I was honestly surprised to see inferred footage that could catch the heat from not just the muzzle flash but from expanded cartridges. I learned something today.

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