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Armed Drone Technology

Armed Drone Technology  

Sarah E. Kreps

in Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190235345.003.0002
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Over the last decade, the United States went from having unarmed surveillance drones to sophisticated armed drones capable of conducting prolonged surveillance and then killing the target. ... More
Drones for the Ground and Sea

Drones for the Ground and Sea  

Sarah E. Kreps

in Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190235345.003.0004
Format: 
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Until this point, the discussion has focused on drones as unmanned aerial technology. This is consistent with how the term “drone” is conventionally used. It is also consistent with the ... More
The Future of Drones: Nano, Autonomous Systems, and Science Fiction

The Future of Drones: Nano, Autonomous Systems, and Science Fiction  

Sarah E. Kreps

in Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190235345.003.0006
Format: 
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The next phase of development in unmanned technologies is likely to take place in micro/nanoscale technologies or autonomous systems, both of which stand to change the way drones are used ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Sarah E. Kreps

in Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190235345.003.0001
Format: 
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Not a day goes by without another spectacular story about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones: Amazon announces it will deliver packages via drones, the US Federal ... More
Noncombat Technolog

Noncombat Technolog  

Sarah E. Kreps

in Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190235345.003.0005
Format: 
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The use of drones for armed conflict has tended to draw a good deal of scrutiny and indeed criticism, but drones have potential uses far beyond combat. This chapter, which returns the ... More
Proliferation of Drones to Other Countries

Proliferation of Drones to Other Countries  

Sarah E. Kreps

in Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190235345.003.0003
Format: 
chapter
As earlier chapters suggest, the United States has been, by far, the country leading the use of armed drones. Having used drones first in Afghanistan in 2001, in Yemen in 2002, then in ... More

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