UK Reaper kills

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British drones are more likely to target individuals than infrastructure, according to Chris Cole of Drone Wars UK.

British Reaper drones launched two-thirds of the 110 UK strikes on Islamic State fighters in the open in the last two years. The UK’s other strike aircraft, the Tornado and the Typhoon, were generally used to launch attacks on buildings of various kinds.

Just over half of all UK Reaper attacks (51 percent) were targeted at individuals on the ground compared to only 10 percent of Tornado and Typhoon strikes.

Altogether, Reapers launched 29 percent of the UK’s strikes in the last two years.

Topics: Drones