by Seth Robson, published on Stars and Stripes, April 24, 2023
SUBIC BAY, Philippines — The U.S. military has, for the first time, deployed some of its most lethal unmanned aircraft to the Philippines, where they’re participating in large-scale military drills this month.
A pair of MQ-9 Reapers – the same type of plane that carried out numerous strikes in combat zones over the past 16 years – are flying intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance missions during the annual Balikatan exercise. This year’s drills involve 17,000 U.S. and Philippine troops. Continue reading “American Reaper Drones Debut over Philippine Land and Sea During Balikatan Exercise”