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Technology, Drones, and the Military

Drones have been around much longer than people realize. The military calls them an “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.” The Austrian military used a UAV in the late 1800s and was a hot air balloon used to attack the enemy. 

When airplanes came into the picture in WWI and WWII, pilots operated aircraft during wartime. Today’s technology from places like Applied Systems Engineering to build drones for peacetime and wartime. 

Drones For Peacetime

During peacetime, drones are used for surveillance in places where soldiers are not allowed. A drone can surveil an area without being detected. They are also used to bringing and dropping supplies to soldiers or civilians in specific areas that may be dangerous. The technology installed into the drone can pinpoint the exact location it needs to be. 

Drones For Wartime

The military uses drones to save lives. The technology drones use can pinpoint the exact spot that needs to be attacked, and drones can attack from miles away with pinpoint precision. 

If the drone misses, it is due to human error in the calculations. Whether it makes the target or not, the drone is unmanned and keeps the soldiers in the Air Force safe from being shot down. The aircraft is operated from a remote location, which can be thousands of miles away. 

Boots on the Ground

Since 2001, the US government has been using drones as a lethal weapon. The idea does not eliminate having soldiers go off to war. However, technology and precision lessen the chances of putting US soldiers’ boots on the ground, putting them in harm’s way. 

A drone can destroy many of the targets within a single mission. The creators of this design are noted as heroes as they keep our military and country safe here and abroad.