- Wired – An interesting look at the contributions amateurs are making to the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Posts Categorized: AirWarfare
- Daily Telegraph – The unmanned aircraft patrolling the skies above Afghanistan are controlled by RAF pilots sitting in front of screens as far as 7,000 miles away
- New York Times – An interesting look at the life of a Predator pilot.
- New York Times Magazine – At a desert facility, Air Force pilots are trained to fight America’s remote-controlled wars.
- Los Angeles Times – Physically they may be thousands of miles from Iraq or Afghanistan. Psychologically, they’re on the ground with troops. The disconnect, and the sense of helplessness, take a toll.
- The Nation – A look at the history of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in warfare.
- New York Times – P.W. Singer asks if use of unmanned aerial vehicles by the US undermines our democracy.
- Air Force – B-2 and B-52 rotations to Guam offer valuable training—and send a powerful message. A look at Air-Sea Battle as it exists today.
- The Economist – Why the future of air power belongs to unmanned systems.
- Armed Forces Journal – P.W. Singer writes that unmanned systems could be casualties of budget pressures
- Air Force – The mission spent the 1990s adrift, but aircraft are again seen as a prime way to track and target threats at sea.
Popular Mechanics – How the U.S. Military Can Win the Robotic Revolution In 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq with just a handful of unmanned vehicles. Now, less than a decade later, we have 7000 robots overseas in the air alone. The U.S. dominates the robot war room, for now. Here, military analyst P.W. Singer lays [...]
Newsweek – Defending Against Drones P.W. Singer on how the United States’ new favorite weapon in the war on terror could soon be turned against us.
Washington Post – Combat Generation: Drone operators climb on winds of change in the Air Force The Air Force’s identity crisis is one of many ways that a decade of intense and unrelenting combat is reshaping the U.S. military and redefining the American way of war. The battle against insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq has [...]
New York Times – Air Defense Push Inspired by 9/11 Gets a 2nd Look The US may not be able to afford the cost of defending its skies…
Air Force – Fighting Under Missile Attack The Air Force hasn’t thought about air base defense for a while. Now, things are changing. A look at how China could strike first at US air bases in the Pacific.
Economist – Attack of the drones Smaller and smarter unmanned aircraft are transforming spying and redefining the idea of air power.
Aviation Week and Space Technology – Predator C Avenger Makes First Flights A new, reduced-signature, unmanned aircraft—the long-rumored, 20-hr.-endurance, pure-jet Predator C Avenger—has emerged from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ workshops after a 3½-year gestation period paced by massive growth in UAV production and the use of unmanned designs in combat. The UAV’s undeniably stealthed-up exterior [...]
Defense Technology International – What Fighters Do Bill Sweetman, editor of Defense Technology International, shares his PowerPoint presentation entitled “Fighters in the Long War” that explains the relevance of the manned fighter aircraft as a weapon in the 21st century. An extremely well thought out presentation from a dean of military aviation… The presentation is [...]
The Atlantic – The Last Ace Mark Bowden writes that American air superiority has been so complete for so long that we take it for granted. For more than half a century, we’ve made only rare use of the aerial-combat skills of a man like Cesar Rodriguez, who retired two years ago with more air-to-air [...]