Iraq Employs Drones To Monitor Oil Pipelines

19 Dec 2017   Iraq

The Iraqi government announced plans to use drones to monitor and protect its export and production pipelines in the first quarter of next year. Reuters reported on Monday that Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi is looking for professional security companies that can supply Iraq with drones. The Iraqi government is concerned about the security of its oil facilities. The bulk of Iraq’s exports move through a handful of terminals on Iraq’s narrow Persian Gulf coast, making its exports vulnerable to attack from other countries or militant groups. Iraqi authorities said that the drones will allow Iraq’s military to keep a continuous watch over its oil terminals within Iraqi territorial waters of the Persian Gulf. The idea of using drones is not exactly new one. Back in 2012 , Iraq said it would use unmanned drones to help protect its southern oil platforms, following the withdrawal of the American troops. However, […]

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