How drones have come to dominate the battlefield

As featured in AlJazeera



Justin Bronk, a research fellow for Airpower and Technology at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), tells Al Jazeera that the use of remotely piloted drones is an extremely efficient way to provide surveillance and attack options over long periods of time in permissive airspaces. "The basic technology behind creating something that flies as a remotely flown drone with weapons capability is not particularly challenging so we're seeing China is, in fact, one of the biggest exporters now of armed drones," Bronk explains.