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Dubai Airshow 2017: Kuwait to procure UAVs

14 November 2017

The Kuwaiti Air Force is considering the procurement of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to enhance its reconnaissance and operational capabilities, and to protect the country’s border regions, the service chief told Jane’s on 13 November.

Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, Major General Abdullah al-Foudari said that UAVs have become a necessity for the security challenges that Kuwait now faces.

“The Kuwaiti Air Force is studying currently some US and European offers to purchase UAVs that will be used in reconnaissance missions, borders surveillance, and to provide operations rooms with real time images,” he said. The commander added that no decision has been made as to whether these UAVs should be armed or not.

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