Dec 11, 2013

Unmanned Australian Heron spy planes to remain in Afghanistan

Unmanned Australian spy planes will continue to target Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan until at least July next year.
Federal Government has agreed to a request from NATO'S International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to keep the 40-person RAAF led Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) detachment at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan.
About 1100 of the 1500 Australians serving in the country will return home this month and the 40 Heron staff will join more than 350 other Australians who will remain behind in various training and administrative roles.

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