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Completion of US drone base in Niger to be delayed | Air Force Times
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Completion of US drone base in Niger to be delayed | Air Force Times

Niger Air Base 201, a future hub for armed drones and other aircraft, won’t be completed until the middle of 2019.

The base was originally intended to be operational by the end of this year, but the region’s difficult weather and harsh environment is pushing completion back, an official with U.S. Africa Command told Air Force Times.

“Weather (rainy season) and other environmental complexities are a few reasons for this minimal delay,” the official said in an email. “Because construction on the airfield and runway is ongoing, there are no U.S. ISR aircraft operating out a Nigerian Air Base 201.”

Source: Completion of US drone base in Niger to be delayed | Air Force Times