RAF Waddington under pressure over drone missions
A court case will this week attempt to determine the extent of the deployment of drones from UK air bases, including RAF Waddington.
In April it emerged that crew based at the Lincolnshire RAF station had assumed control of controversial Reaper drones which had flown missions over Afghanistan.
Previously, all Reaper raids were co-ordinated from a US air base in Nevada.
Now a UK-based drone operator will attempt to justify their use in combat zones at a two-day parliamentary hearing on the subject.
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The London-based case will see evidence being given behind closed doors on British drone deployment for the first time.
The company in question, who will speak on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, claims to have over 1,000 hours of experience using Reapers to support Coalition military activities.
Campaigners hope the hearing will establish how many times drones have been launched from bases such as Waddington and how many raids they have been involved in, including casualty figures.
Drones have attracted concern from human rights groups over fears that their use could lead to indiscriminate bombing of civilians, as the craft are unpiloted.