The RAF's Vanguard Reaper Operations

14 September 2016

Airbus Conference Suite, Airbus UK, Chester Road, Broughton

Lecture

The presentation will offer a brief background of the RAF’s Reaper programme. In addition, Andy will discuss the concept of operations (CONOPs) used by 39 Squadron whilst outlining the challenges faced by being on constant operations in Afghanistan with the ‘cockpit’ being located on the west coast of the USA.

Andy will also discuss the training and manning issues which posed the main (and unique) challenges during the introduction of the RAF’s first RPAS capability.

Throughout the presentation, Andy will include his thoughts on how the education (training) at all levels of RAF Commanders was a key in the successful use of the Reaper.


Speaker Details

Wing Commander Andy Jeffrey OBE MA RAF (Rtd)

Location Details

Airbus Conference Suite, Airbus UK, Chester Road, Broughton