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RAF ISTAR watch: a Shadowy arrival, and saving Sentinel

Punchily described as being the UK Royal Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) hub, the service’s Waddington base in Lincolnshire is a bit of a paradox. Located on a hilltop not far from the cathedral city of Lincoln, it’s currently home to three types: the Boeing E-3D Sentry airborne warning and control […]

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UK drone moan reaches home

As expected, the UK Ministry of Defence’s confirmation last week that some of its Reaper UAV missions in Afghanistan are now being piloted by personnel located at the Royal Air Force’s Waddington air base hasn’t pleased the anti-drone lobby. Saturday 27 April saw a first “Ground the Drones” protest march conducted near the Lincolnshire base, […]

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