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Report: UK Looks to Invest in Drones, ISR Platforms

DroneLaunchCarrierThe British defense agency is examining the U.K.’s counterterrorism capabilities as part of a strategic defense and national security review, Defense News reported Monday.

British Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted as saying he asked defense officials to explore technologies for the U.K. to counter threats emanating from Islamic State militants.

He noted unmanned aerial vehicles, surveillance technology and special forces as key to the country’s security operations.

Defense News reports the U.K. reviewed its military’s information, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance portfolio last year.

The British government is also eyeing a partnership with the U.S. to equip the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier with a drone launch and a strike capability, the report said.

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