With a global population of more than one billion people, the potential for conflict with unmanned aircraft is real.
And, like any technological advancement, there is always a risk of misdirection.
But drones have proven their worth over the years.
They have helped save lives and prevent countless casualties from disasters like the 2008 Mumbai attacks and in the 2010 Gaza war.
And now, with drones poised to become the next generation of surveillance, they have the potential to do more than just protect the lives of citizens.
The problem with dronesThe answer to why drones are useful is that the technology itself is relatively new.
In its earliest form, the Predator, which came to the US in 1972, used radar and infrared imaging to detect objects from a distance.
The technology, which can be used to detect moving objects, is still largely based on radar.
And it’s only just now that the first fully autonomous drones, called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), have been flying.
But the idea of fully autonomous UAVs is a relatively new one.
It’s not new technology to say the least.
Back in the 1960s, the U.S. military developed the first remotely piloted aircraft.
And in the 1980s, an unmanned aircraft was used in the 1982 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine.
The technology used to develop the first commercially viable unmanned aircraft, however, is new.
It uses infrared and laser-based sensors, which are able to detect a range of objects.
In the case of the Predator drone, the sensor suite consists of a thermal imaging system that uses infrared radiation to detect the temperature of the surrounding environment, and infrared cameras that capture images in real-time.
The technology for the first commercial UAV, however is still relatively new, and the UAV used in Chernobyl was still a prototype.
While the ULV in Chernovobyl was only used for reconnaissance and observation, the technology used in a future manned version of the drone could be used for surveillance, reconnaissance, and surveillance of a wider range of threats.
In other words, the future drone could become a weapon against the civilian population, as well as the military.
“The technology that we have today, for example, we don’t even have a commercial version of, it’s not something that we can deploy on a mass scale,” says Michael Smith, a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Purdue University.
“So we don.t have the technology to really deploy it to mass deployment on a larger scale.”
Smith, who researches the development of autonomous technologies at the University of Maryland, points to the example of the unmanned aerial vehicle known as the Predator.
The Predator was developed to track targets from the ground using thermal imaging, but it also can be configured to use the same technology to locate other objects that are moving or moving in different directions.
“It’s really, really challenging to use infrared and infrared technology to detect something moving in the air,” Smith says.
“And the problem is, if you’re using infrared, the infrared sensors are not very good at picking up objects moving in a fixed, fixed position.”
That’s because infrared can’t be directly scanned by the human eye, but infrared can still detect things moving through the air.
In contrast, infrared can be detected by a variety of other cameras.
The UAV can also use lasers to track moving objects with infrared sensors.
But because the Predator is able to use lasers and infrared sensors simultaneously, the unmanned vehicle can use infrared as well.
“If you’re going to deploy a UAV to be a weapon, the drone is not the only weapon that you’re deploying to have in a particular environment,” Smith adds.
“It’s going to have infrared and other sensors in addition to lasers and lasers.
So that means you’re not going to be able to take out an entire city using just a single UAV.”
So why use drones to protect our cities?
It’s important to understand the history of the development and use of drones as well to understand why the future UAV may one day be deployed as a weapon.
In 1979, the United States military announced the creation of the first unmanned aircraft in the United Nations, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
It was the first aircraft ever to be developed using advanced stealth technology.
The F-15 was the second aircraft, and it became the standard fighter jet of the U,S.
In the 1970s, a similar unmanned aircraft called the U-2 was developed.
The unmanned aircraft has the ability to fly for months at a time without refueling.
Drones are also being used to help protect the environment, including the ozone layer, by helping the ozone shield against ultraviolet rays.
In addition, drones are being used for disaster response.
They can help find lost or stolen property, search for survivors in remote areas, and search for and locate survivors of natural disasters.
In the early 1990s, another unmanned aircraft developed by the US Navy