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Drones to take to skies for joint test at RAF Lakenheath

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RAF drones will be taking to the Suffolk skies for a joint test at a military base next week.

The 48th Fighter Wing and Royal Air Force 8th Force Protection Wing will conduct a joint test of counter-small unmanned aerial systems from November 2 to 6 at RAF Lakenheath .

A base spokesman said: "The joint test is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of USAF and RAF counter drone platforms for point defence, and evaluate the compatibility of the systems and capability for integrated base defence."

RAF Lakenheath
RAF Lakenheath

There will be several drone platforms flown between 9am to 4pm.

The base has warned that public use of drones at RAF Lakenheath is prohibited.

Suspicious activity should be reported to Eagle Eyes Hotline at 01638 523937 or 226-3937 (DSN).

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