RAF has fired missiles in Afghanistan using US drones, MoD reveals | UK news | theguardian.com

The details have emerged from the Ministry of Defence, which has for the first time disclosed how RAF crews using unmanned US aircraft have launched missiles in conflict zones.The MoD insists that British drone pilots always operate under UK rules of engagement, whatever asset they are flying.However, campaigners have called for increased scrutiny over the use of the aircraft and condemned a lack of transparency about the programmes run by the American and British armed forces.British crews piloted US Reaper and Predator drones in Afghanistan on 2,150 occasions between 2006 and 2012 – an average of almost once a day.

via RAF has fired missiles in Afghanistan using US drones, MoD reveals | UK news | theguardian.com.

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