Czech Army begins using drones for monitoring purposes in Afghanistan

03-06-2015

The Czech Army has begun using drones for monitoring purposes in Afghanistan, Novinky.cz reported. The US made and supplied ScanEagle drones have been deployed to help guard Bagram Air Base and to assist security patrols, the news website said. The Czech Army began trials with the 10 drones – which cost around CZK 200 million each – in May. Speaking on a visit to Bagram, new army chief-of-staff Josef Bečvář said discussions on deploying the unmanned aircraft had begun two years ago.