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The UK is helping out in Iraq

Britain's Royal Air Force has sent Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham to support humanitarian operations in Iraq. In a statement, the government says a small number of planes equipped with Litening III reconnaissance pods are being deployed. Litening III is an infrared targeting, navigation and reconnaissance pod. The system can capture advanced still images as well as video. The planes will be based in Cyprus and will be used notice to provide vital intelligence to assist the delivery of the U.K. aid.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Royal Air Force , Tornado aircraft , RAF Marham , Litening III , Cyprus

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 11:53am EDT

Terror Arrest

At least a half dozen people have been arrested in Britain on terrorism charges. Police took them into custody in pre-dawn raids in near London's Heathrow airport as a part of what they call a "complex" situation. The men range in age from 25-52. They were linked to an alleged overseas threat. Authorities would not say what region of the world had been targeted, but experts in the UK say Afghanistan was the place in question and the men appear to have been involved in recruiting for terror related activities in Afghanistan.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Heathrow , terrorism , Afghanistan

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 11:12am EST

Britain, Germany mounting cyber warfare defense

The U.S. isn't the only country preparing for a future cyber attack.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Reuters , Germany , cyber warfare

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 09:58am EST

Unmanned Aerial Technology

The U.S. Military's unmanned aerial technology is becoming the envy of other nations. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has confirmed several allied nations...including Britain, Canada, Spain, Japan and South Korea... have all expressed interest in drone technology. Each branch of the military has different uses for U-A-V's or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Rear Admiral Terry Kraft says the drones capabilities in persistence and covertness are particularly impressive. And, he says, unmanned Systems will be included in the Navy's 2011 budget and beyond. They're in the process of introducing several new systems now, including the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (or BAMS), the Navy version of the Global Hawk. In 2012, the Navy anticipates a breakthrough development when they land an unmanned tail-less aircraft onboard an aircraft carrier.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , military , Canada , Spain , Japan , South Korea , Terry Kraft , Navy

Monday - 04/19/2010, 11:25am EDT