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Firms re-examine links with BT over drones

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The Independent

The move is centred on BT’s alleged involvement in a $23m (£15m) deal to supply communications cables linking a British military base, where US intelligence is based, to a US drone command centre in the Horn of Africa.

Yesterday Standard Life, BlackRock, ING and Lloyds said they intended to examine their relationship with BT in the wake of a legal complaint filed against the company. Under the deal, BT is believed to have supplied communication infrastructure connecting RAF Croughton, a US military intelligence base in Northamptonshire, with Camp Lemonnier, a command centre in Djibouti used by the US to operate drones in Yemen and Somalia.

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