Italy is using aircraft similar to the one pictured for search and rescue, as boats of migrants come north from Africa. Italy’s 13 Predator aircraft carry a red, white and green bull’s-eye symbol.

Italy is using aircraft similar to the one pictured for search and rescue, as boats of migrants come north from Africa. Italy’s 13 Predator aircraft carry a red, white and green bull’s-eye symbol. Photo by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

A humanitarian crisis playing itself out in Europe has Italian authorities hungry for information — and turning to 13 San Diego-built unmanned aircraft to get it...

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