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NZ Army Puts Spy Planes To The Test

Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:32 pm

The army is trialling US and Israeli-made military drone spy planes and is also about to test six similar experimental New Zealand-made aircraft.

The small pilotless aircraft – also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – are used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance flights. They commonly carry video, still and infrared cameras

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RE: NZ Army Puts Spy Planes To The Test

Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:29 am

Its good to see NZ developing its military, especially after they removed strike capabilities from the RNZAF, and I hope that army will find a good use for them. I reckon however, that its more likely that MAF will use them, or they'll just be used in conjenction with the P-3's for coastal patrol.
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RE: NZ Army Puts Spy Planes To The Test

Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:22 pm

These are not "spy planes", they are reconn aircraft. There is no such thing as a spy plane.

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