U.S. troops with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to support rescue mission for kidnapped girls in Nigeria 27
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|Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:24 AM|
|U.S. troops with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to support rescue mission for kidnapped girls in Nigeria.|
The U.S. Defense Department's addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and 80 Air Force troops to U.S. efforts supporting Nigeria's search for over 200 kidnapped girls has turned the mission into an air operation, a Pentagon spokesman said.
U.S. Air Force (USAF) 46th Expeditionary Aerial Reconnaissance Squadron (EARS) Crew Chief, Senior Airman (SRA) Anthony Daniels takes a break from working on the motor of a Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
The UAV system and Air Force personnel were deployed not to Nigeria but to neighboring Chad under an agreement with the Chadian government, Warren said, because basing the air assets there, closer to the search area, allows the aircraft to spend more time overhead.