UN mission in DR Congo launches surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles

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USG for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous inspects Unmanned/Unarmed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that will be used in eastern D.R. Congo during the official launch ceremony in Goma, North Kivu province, on 3 December 2013. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Tuesday launched a surveillance drone in the strife-torn northeastern part of the country.

In a first move of its kind for the United Nations, the pilotless aircraft was launched from the airport in Goma, the capital of North Kivu Province.

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous attended the event.

To find out more about this UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha called MONUSCO Force Commander, General Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz.

Duration: 4'02"

 

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