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Operational Capability Demonstration (OCD) utilising Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) to enhance Force Protection at RAF Akrotiri. The FP Centre’s RPAS Team have been issued with a provisional Categorisation for Class 1(b) MIL RPAS to operate on all RAF units day and night. In doing so they are one of the 1st in Defence to be authorised for operation in this class. FP RPAS activity at RAF Akrotiri is now complete as the team return to the UK to complete a number of OCDs on UK RAF Stations.

Force Protection personnel from the FP Centre at RAF Honnington, recently carried out an Operational Capability Demonstration utilising Remotely Piloted Air Systems to enhance Force Protection at RAF Akrotiri.

Remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicle (RPAS) being tested as part of the UK Governments Project MINERVA.
 A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time.

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