UAV Development and Implementation in Iraq and Afghanistan

IDGA Staff

"Insatiable" is how the United States Army's demand for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has previously been described. The advantages of UAVs are clear cut; they provide ISTAR [intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance] capabilities other crafts could not, while saving manpower, and subsequently lives, by keeping troops out of the line of fire. United States defense secretary Robert Gates is among those behind the continued use of UAVs in Afghanistan and the UK Army...
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