RAF Drone Pilots Reveal the Horror of Killing by Remote Control

An extraordinary insight into the day job of the RAF's Reaper remote attack drone pilots has been assembled, with the team based at RAF Waddington revealing how they go about monitoring their targets for weeks before eventually pulling the trigger. Read More >>

RAF’s Reaper Drones Bombing Iraq for the First Time

The RAF's Reaper drone has dropped its first bomb in Iraq, as Gulf War XIV kicks off in a very hands-off manner. One Hellfire missile was fired at Islamic State targets, apparently hitting local fighters laying roadside bombs north of Baghdad. Read More >>

Iran Unveils New Drone Amazingly Not Held Together by Tape

Iran welcomed a new addition to its drone fleet on Monday with the unveiling of the Fotros. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says this familiar-looking can do anything from taking pictures of Israel to protecting Iran's borders. So he says. Read More >>

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Iran Shows Decoded Video from Captured American Drone

If this is what it looks like, this is bad for everyone who isn't Iran: after claiming the capture of a downed, super-advanced American drone in 2011, we now have what looks like decoded video straight from its brain. Read More >>

Does America Really Need to Feature Death Symbols On Its Military Badges?

I know that weapons kill. And I know that drones can be particularly deadly. That's the destructive nature of war, after all. But does the US really need to feature the symbol of death on their military badges? Read More >>

US Air Force Crashes Yet Another Drone

How many drones can you lose in a month? Apparently not enough: the US Air Force lost another drone today, a General Dynamics MQ-9 Reaper, this time on the Seychelles. Read More >>