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Sweden deploys UAVs to support UN mission in Mali

Sweden deploys UAVs to support UN mission in Mali

The Swedish Armed Forces have deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to support UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

MINUSMA announced on 15 May that Swedish UAVs were operational at the mission’s base in Timbuktu and released photographs of a Textron Unmanned Systems Shadow 200, AeroVironment Puma, and AeroVironment Wasp.

Sweden selected the Shadow 200 in May 2010 to support its forces deployed in Afghanistan.

The US company AeroVironment announced in June 2012 that it had been awarded a contract to provide 12 Puma AE and Wasp UAVs to the Swedish Armed Forces.

Source: Sweden deploys UAVs to support UN mission in Mali – IHS Jane’s 360

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