Paul Mobbs & MEIR:
The Quiet Militarisation of West Wales’ Skies
For decades the military has fenced-off of large areas of the hills of Wales, and used the region’s valleys for pilot training. Now a new phase is about to begin, with the use of Wales’ landscape for the testing of ‘drones’.
It was an off-chance remark I had heard, about drone operations being run out of the ‘West Wales Airport’ at Aberporth, and that American companies were involved.
Investigating further I found that the Civil Aviation Authority had recently granted a low level flight corridor from Aberporth to the Army’s Sennybridge Ranges near the Brecon Beacons.
The immediate question: Armed drones?
The following resources are available:
The Ecologist: West Wales – the hills are abuzz with the sound of drones, 25th March 2014
Click here to download the A3 PDF of ‘The Quiet Militarisation of West Wales' Skies’ poster, 2014.
Click here to download the PDF of ‘Aberporth Range Map’, 2011.
Click here to download the PDF of ‘Aberporth-Sennybridge Range Map’, 2011.