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AFRICOM demands return of US drone shot down by Russian air defenses over Libya
The remotely piloted aircraft may have been brought down by Russian mercenaries or troops with Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army operating a Russian air defense system.
By Shawn Snow
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As Predator drones retire, the Reapers’ mission grows
With the retirement of MQ-1 Predators this month, MQ-9 Reapers are executing deliberate strikes, providing armed overwatch or close-air support, and flexing to ISR taskings — all in a single mission.
By Kyle Rempfer
'Fancy Bear' hackers took aim at US defense contractors
The hackers known as Fancy Bear, who also intruded in the U.S. election, went after at least 87 people working on militarized drones, missiles, rockets, stealth fighter jets, cloud-computing platforms or other sensitive activities.
MEDAL: Thank you for your service, MQ-1 Predator
The U.S. military's original unmanned recon drone will retire officially this summer.
By Military Times Editors