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Table 1: Deployment

areas of military UAVs (1993-2009)

Deployment area

Suppliers (UAV system)

Bosnia, 1993-1996

France (Crecerelle), United Nations (Fox AT), USA (Gnat

750, Pioneer, Predator)

Kosovo, 1998-1999

Germany (CL-289), France (CL-289

,

Hunter),

Kingdom (Phoenix), USA (Hunter, Pioneer, Predator)

United

Australia, 2001

USA (Global Hawk)

Afghanistan, 2001-

Australia (ScanEagle), Germany (Aladin, LUNA), France (SIDM, Skorpio), United Kingdom (DesertHawk, Herti, Predator B), Canada (Sperwer, SkyLark, C 170 Heron), Netherlands (Sperwer, SkyLark, Aladin), USA (Dragon Eye, Global Hawk, Pointer, Predator, Shadow 200), United Arab Emirates (S-100)

Yemen, 2002

USA (Predator)

SilverFox, SnowGoose, Tern, Wasp)

South Korea, 2003

USA (Shadow 200)

Solomon Islands, 2003

Australia (Aerosonde III, Avatar)

Angola, 2003-

Israel (Aerostar)

Ivory Coast, 2004

Israel (Aerostar)

Kosovo, 2005

Belgium (Hunter)

Congo, 2006

Belgium (Hunter)

Lebanon, 2006

Belgium (Hunter), France (Sperwer)

Ivory Coast, 2006 Source: Author's compilation

France (Skorpio)

East-Timor, 2002

Australia (Aerosonde III)

Iraq, 2003-

Australia (ScanEagle, SkyLark), United Kingdom (DesertHawk, Hermes 450, Phoenix), Italy (Predator), Japan (RMax), Romania (Shadow 600), USA (Desert Hawk,

DragonEye,

Global

Hawk,

Predator,

Puma,

Raven,

I.Gnat,

Hunter,

Pioneer,

ScanEagle,

Shadow

200,

Israeli invasion of Lebanon to gather intelligence on the position of Syrian bases in the Beqaa valley. [9] They were also deployed in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan and Yemen (compare further deployment areas in Table 1).

The German army and air force were (and are still are) involved in many of these UAV deployments. The air force has five UAV systems at its disposal [10]:

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