10 June 2020
Drone Wars UK has published a new report examining UK-USA cooperation in the field of drone warfare.
"A new report published today by Drone Wars UK investigates the co-operation between the UK and the US in relation to armed drone operations. While the UK insist its armed drone programme is separate and independent to that of the US, our report, Joint Enterprise: An overview of US-UK co-operation on armed drone operations, argues that close historic ties, shared use of infrastructure and tightly integrated operations show that that the two programmes amount to a joint enterprise, with arguably joint liability.
The report lays out how co-operation between the Royal Air Force (RAF) and US Air Force (USAF) takes place in a wide range of areas and maps out the bases, companies, and operational units behind this joint enterprise. It shows how the harmonisation of equipment and concepts of operation, interoperability, and a single centre of command and control help to tie the UK into overseas coalition wars led by the US."
A Joint Enterprise: How the UK and the US co-operate on drone warfare (Drone Wars, link)
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