In the Skies Over Iraq, Silent Observers Become Futuristic Weapons

April 18, 2003 | Source: New York Times

“Remotely piloted aircraft like the Predator have played a crucial role in the Iraq war, not only providing a bird’s-eye view of the battlefield but also giving military planners the ability to kill fiercely defended targets with a futuristic weapon — all without risking American lives.”

All the armed services are now using unpiloted aerial vehicles, with more than ten different unmanned aerial vehicles on the battlefield.