A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. File photo: US Air Force/AFP A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. File photo: US Air Force/AFP
A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. File photo: US Air Force/AFP
Alessandro Arduino
Opinion

Opinion

Alessandro Arduino

From China to Middle East, drones are increasingly used to attack, spy and kill

  • Before drones, a pandemic the scale of the Covid-19 crisis would have halted most combat operations
  • But unmanned aerial vehicles can now allow states to deploy attacks or carry out surveillance from the other side of the world

A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. File photo: US Air Force/AFP A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. File photo: US Air Force/AFP
A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. File photo: US Air Force/AFP
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