U.S. Moving Africa Drones

Posted September 27, 2013 at 9:27am

Voice of America reports that “the Pentagon says it is moving its fleet of drones off Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti – the only U.S. military base in Africa. The change comes as U.S. officials adjust their overall strategy for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.”

“U.S. Defense Department officials say the decision follows a request by Djibouti’s government, which voiced safety concerns following several recent drone crashes. Camp Lemonnier sits on the edge of Djibouti’s international airport, and the unmanned aerial vehicles were taking off and landing from the same runway used by commercial aircraft, prompting concerns by Djibouti government officials.”