Soldiers Say Unmanned Shadows 'Transforming'
They are known as the "commander's eyes on the battlefield."
Coalition forces have used them to find roadside bombs, track the
enemy's movement, clear convoy routes and locate key targets -- all
without having to leave the relative safety of their bases.
With Saab test pilot Mats Thorbiornson and South African Air
Force (SAAF) Colonel Mike Edwards at the controls, South Africa's
second Gripen fighter (SA02) made history when, during a scheduled
flight test sortie this week, it passed the cumulative 100,000
flying hour mark for the entire Gripen fleet of new generation