New UK drones “field tested” on captive Palestinians | The Electronic Intifada

The “new Watchkeeper drone being developed for the UK military is based on a model that Israel has ‘field tested’ in attacks on Gaza which left many Palestinians dead, including children,” War on Want warns in a statement accompanying the report.The UK Ministry of Defense awarded a $1.6 billion contract for the drone to a joint venture between Israeli arms company Elbit and Thales UK.The Watchkeeper is based closely on Elbit’s Hermes 450 model, which Israel has used extensively in Gaza.

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