The future of UAV technology
Dr David Abrutat explores the changing face of combat from the air as UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are being deployed now more than they have ever been and are being utilised for increasingly imaginative purposes.
Modern warfighting has undergone a transformation, in the last decade of counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, faster than any period in recent history. Improved acquisition and rapid dissemination of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) information were important contributors to success in many live operations. The advantage of having any ISTAR capability as an offensive force can be distilled . . .