Tag Archives: UAVs

United 40 Block 5 UAV at ADCOM’s Test Airfield in the United Arab Emirates

When the US denied the sale of armed Predator drones to fulfill UAE Air Force requirements in 2002, the Gulf country set out to fill the gap by developing its own medium altitude long endurance UAV. Local target drone manufacturer … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Troops Deploy Crowdfunded Drones

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. On Oct. 29, a Ukrainian drone flew towards the remains of … Continue reading

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Afrika, die neue Front im Drohnenkrieg

von Peter Dörrie. Peter Dörrie ist Gründer und Chefredaktor bei AfrikaEcho. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Africa’s Coming Drone Wars” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring”. Die Regierung Nigers … Continue reading

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Unmanned Option for Future Air Dominance

Dave Dietsch from the U.S. Air Force Association advocacy group is worried about the future. Specifically, he’s worried that the U.S. military will lose its traditional air-defense prowess, rendering vulnerable thousands of American drones, attack planes, spy planes, transports and helicopters. “Without enough modern fighters to control the skies over future battlefields, American soldiers and Marines will lose the vital information and support these systems provide,” he wrote in a newspaper editorial. “Losing the air power edge — ever — would be inconceivably costly in the lives of American ground troops.” Continue reading

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