Jungle Alert! Predator Drones in the Jungle?

February 28, 2012

Was it OV-10 planes or Predator drones?



On February 2nd, an airstrike eliminated several most-wanted terrorists on Sulu Island in the Philippines.  Official reports say that it was two Phillipines Air Force OV-10 Bronco manned aircraft that carried out the strike.  Then came speculation that it was actually unmanned Predator drones that did the deed.  Now, that speculation has arrived onto the stage of international media, but it’s not being framed as speculation any longer.

Prior to this, unmanned drone aircraft have been primarily known for their usage in desert and arid mountain terrain.  Have they arrived in the jungle?  It’s been 25 years since the original Predator was destroyed in the jungle.  Will this lead to a RoboWar?


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