June 29 2012
The French army is pulling its tactical unmanned aircraft from Afghanistan.
The army says it has lost 12 Sperwer interim tactical UAVs in operations in Afghanistan since 2008, reports Defense News.
Eight units were lost in flight during missions and four were damaged in landings, said an army official.
Sperwer UAVs have flown 770 missions and clocked 2,100 flight hours, said officials.
Army units will still have access to the Drac mini-UAV, built by EADS Cassidian.
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