December 1, 2021

Remote warfare

For non-pilots, these controllers are in Nevada and are each flying a drone thousands miles away in the combat zone in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their left hand is on the throttle controlling the drone’s engine. Note all the buttons which perform various tasks without removing the hand from the throttle. The right hand is flying the plane. Kill a Taliban leader then go home for dinner! Welcome to the new world This is modern warfare. Today’s headline: Missiles fired from Nevada controlled drone aircraft kill Taliban leader. Watch how it’s done. Turn the speakers on & watch in full screen.

Heads up from Leigh Christie