The drones should also help the West African nation secure its borders, which are constantly being encroached by militants and terrorist organizations. Apparently, the $100 million initial investment is being allocated to construction, fuel, and equipment costs. The news makes good on a plan the U.S. first announced in 2014, when it said it was considering establishing a drone facility near an existing Agadez airbase.

The fight against terrorism is taking to the skies of Africa. On Friday, the U.S. military announced plans to build a $100 million temporary base in Agadez, central Niger, that will serve as a home for surveillance drones and help the nation in its efforts against extremist groups like Boko Haram and al Qaeda. The drones should also help the West African nation secure its borders, which are constantly being encroached by militants and terrorist organizations.

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