The Development of Unmanned Aerial Conflict examines the development and use of aerial drones, a topical subject that has yet been little written about.
An unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is either controlled autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or is under the remote control of a navigator or pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.
Blending history with current and recent operations, author Dr Dave Sloggett sets out to put the record straight about these controversial aircraft.
The book reveals the history of unmanned aircraft, their recent development and why they have emerged. The book analyses drone operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally, the book looks at the strategic use of drones by countries other than the US, including Britain’s RAF.
DRONE WARFARE The Development of Unarmed Aerial Conflict
An important and timely account of the most controversial aircraft in the world today: unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. Deployed by the US to strike at terrorist lairs in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, the drone may represent the future of warfare : this book tells us all we should know about a vital but infrequently explored subject.