Questioning drones takeover of air warfare
February 27th, 2012
11:41 AM ET

Questioning drones takeover of air warfare

Over at Time's Battleland blog, they are taking a close look at the Reaper and whether it is really the future of warfare. Or, as Mark Thompson puts it, "they’re not always the wonder weapons some believe." So for the next five days, weapons expert Winslow Wheeler "kicks the tires of the MQ-9 Reaper and, well, finds it lacking."

Read the beginning of the series on Battleland.

And if that doesn't satisfy your urge for all-things-drone, Foreign Policy has "10 Things You Didn't Know About Drones" including how for all the talk of military use, the civilian use is expanding even faster.

Filed under: drones • Technology • Time's Battleland blog • weapons
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. edog355

    Right on the spot John – nice comment.

    February 28, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
  2. Ranger830

    Nine dead and twelve wounded and none of them nato personel! No outrage over todays events from the muzzis? One drone strike and civilian casuaties and watch out! I guess somewhere in those burned korans it says its ok for muzzis to kill civilians but not forigners? I think I got it now thanks!!!!!!!! RLTW. Every Day!

    February 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  3. Drones Good

    Rag heads – Bad.

    February 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  4. mipolitic

    one drone crashed in pakistan last saturday, the control of comunications between base and craft is weak link , these things could be used against us if the comunications is breached

    February 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  5. Peace

    End all wars in the middle east.

    February 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Reply

    thanks 4 sharing.

    February 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Reply

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