Reaper Drones

Are Military Drone Pilots Really 'At War' If There Is No Jeopardy to Themselves?

Jon Welch | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK
Jon Welch

The justification of 'protecting' others - ground forces, innocent civilians, homeland security - is of course an entirely valid ethical point, but it's the same justification as might be used by some functionary deputed to deliver the lethal injection to a death row inmate - protecting others from someone innately bad, an enemy of society, doing a job that the rest of society is too soft and squeamish to countenance. But is that how flyers would want to see themselves? A technically adept functionary? Is that what they joined for?

RAF Doubles Number Of Reaper Drones In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Five new Reaper drones, the most recent addition to the RAF’s arsenal, have started combat operations in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of D...

UK To Double Drones In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

The UK will double the number of armed RAF drones in Afghanistan to 10 with the new aircraft to be operated remotely from Britain. A Ministry of De...

The State-Of-The Art Pilotless Technology Waging War In Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The drones deployed by America with the aim of wiping out insurgents in north-west Pakistan are state of the art. The two types currently deployed ...