UNMANNED WARFARE: Stuff Just Got Real – Inside Unmanned Systems

A Global Hawk RQ-4A, the model that was shot down, on patrol in calmer times.

By now, the world knows that Iran shot down a U.S. Navy RQ-4A operating over international airspace during peacetime with a surface to air missile (SAM). That’s a big deal for unmanned warfare. Shooting down remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) during war isn’t a big deal. The U.S. has lost quite a few modern drones in combat over the years. Sadly, shooting down recce aircraft operating over international waters during peacetime isn’t momentous either. Few people know it, but the U.S. lost more than 40 reconnaissance aircraft during the Cold War, with hundreds of airmen missing or killed… More about the unmanned combat in the link below…

https://insideunmannedsystems.com/unmanned-warfare-stuff-just-got-real/

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