Pentagon's UAV use hits new high

In October, there were more than twice as many aerial drones in service with the Air Force as there had been at the start of 2007.

Reaper UAV
U.S. Air Force

Fighter pilots might not be an endangered species just yet, but the Defense Department has been yanking some out of cockpits and putting them behind the joystick of unmanned aerial vehicles. UAV use has seen a dramatic rise in recent months, particularly in (or over) Iraq--in October, there were more than twice as many in service with the Air Force as there had been in January 2007, the Associated Press is reporting. And that's just a precursor of things to come.

Read the full AP story, "Military Use of Unmanned Aircraft Soars"

 

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