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WASHINGTON — The number of remotely piloted, armed Predator surveillance aircrafts used by the U.S. Air Force has more than doubled since Defense Secretary Robert Gates pushed to increase Air Force missions.

These aircrafts, which can circle for hours over targets, will help decrease the risk to ground troops, increase the prospects of successfully tracking terrorists and insurgents and only make up a small part of the growing necessity of lengthened hours of surveillance coverage.  For more details on this, click here and return back to comment.

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