10 more pictures from Florennes, Belgium, where Benoît Theunissen (@BenTheunissen) and I visited the 80 UAV Squadron. There will be more about this in October. Time is running, and I have to pack my bag for a two-week job in the Middle East.
Pictures by Benoît Theunissen
Did you know that Belgium had drones?
An Ops Squadron in a Ground Control Station (GCS) in Florennes, Belgium. The 80 UAV Squadron has 12 B-Hunter drones. On the picture: Chief Warrant Officer Briot (left), Pilot Navigator; Lieutenant Parmentier (center), Mission Commander; and First Sergeant Collignon (right), Real Time Observer.
More about the Belgian UAV soon (relatively soon).
photo: Benoît Theunissen (@BenTheunissen)
The drone you can see on this picture is Belgian. The Belgian 80 UAV Squadron has 14 operational B-Hunter drones. They flew above Bosnia, the DRC, and the Belgian coast, and are based on an Israeli system.
More information about this soon, as I’m waiting for the army’s authorization to visit the facilities and make a report. In the meantime, I wanted to published a little article with pictures and links, in reaction to this, published in Le Soir, suggesting that the Belgian drones could be used to watch over the border between Rwanda and the DRC. You can also find more information about the Belgian drones here, here, here and here.
Pictures by the author, June 23, 2012, Airshow Florennes, Belgium.