Dangerous Places

Dropping a barrel bomb? Apparently there’s an app for it

“According to a recent article in IHS Jane’s Defense, the Syrian Air Force uses iPad apps to help drop explosive, and sometimes chlorine-filled, barrel bombs from the rear of their aging fleet of transport helicopters. The Syrian military’s possible use of Apple products was just one piece of information gleaned from an Al-Jazeera interview, and subsequent analysis from Jane’s Defense, with Col. Ali Aboud of the Syrian Arab Air Force. According to the article Aboud has been held by the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate–Jabhat al-Nusra–since his Mi-14 helicopter crashed in March. He was allowed to do the interview from captivity.”

Source: Dropping a barrel bomb? Apparently there’s an app for it. – The Washington Post

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