The United States plans to provide small drones to Kenya, part of a new package of military assistance for key African partners to combat al Qaeda and al Shabaab militants in Somalia.
The Raven, made by California-based AeroVironment, is used by militaries in 18 countries.
Kenya will get eight hand-launched Raven drones with sensors used to pinpoint targets, according to Pentagon documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal
. Ravens are unarmed but can be used to identify targets for strikes using ground forces or armed aircraft.
Image courtesy of AeroVironment.
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