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The document, from the Ministry of Defense, created in the Colombian Air Force (FAC) the specialty of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), to which officers who were being recruited and who had to have a “high level of combative morale” would be assigned. .
Likewise, it affirms that these capacities are necessary in complex areas of public order “where the conflict materializes in terrorist attacks and criminal activities against the critical infrastructure of the State, as is the case of blowing up oil pipelines, oil theft, drug trafficking, illicit crops and attacks against military units in areas of influence of Organized Armed Groups (GAO)”.
The draft created the air defense officer specialties, air technical intelligence officer, navigator officer and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot officer. And he specified that the operations in which these uniformed officers participate “are a key link” in the fight against crime and generate “lower costs, less environmental pollution, transmission of information in real time and longer flight times.”
After the elections and the possession of the president Gustavo Petro, Decisions about the capabilities of the FAC and its functioning and operations were left in the hands of the new government.