U.S. Largest Base - for Drones - Nearing Completion in Niger

The U.S.air base in Niger for armed drones. designed to target militant groups in the region, is months away from becoming operational, VOA reports. At a cost of nearly $100 million, the project is the largest the Air Forcie has ever undertaken. Because of logistical challenges, that initial price tag will soon be dwarfed by the price of operating the facility - about $30 million a year, according to Nick Turse, writing in The Intercept.

 

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In this photo taken April 16, 2018, a U.S. and Niger flag are raised at the base camp for air forces and other personnel supporting the construction of Niger Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger.

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