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48FW and RAF jointly test counter-small unmanned aerial systems

  • Published
  • By Major Sybil Taunton
  • 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
RAF Lakenheath
Brandon, Suffolk
IP27 9PN
01638 522151

48 FW/PA POC | Maj. Sybil Taunton
Email | 48fw.pa@us.af.mil
Release | 201030
Date | Oct 30, 2020



48FW and RAF jointly test counter-small unmanned aerial systems

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – The 48th Fighter Wing and Royal Air Force 8th Force Protection Wing will be conducting a joint test of counter-small unmanned aerial systems, Nov 2 - 6, at RAF Lakenheath.

The joint test is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of USAF and RAF counter drone platforms for point defense, and evaluate the compatibility of the systems and capability for integrated base defense.

There will be several drone platforms flown between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As a reminder, public use of drones on RAFL is prohibited. If you see suspicious activity, please report it to Eagle Eyes Hotline at 0163852 3937 or 226-3937 (DSN).

Media queries may be directed to the 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 48fw.pa@us.af.mil.