Use of Drones in Military Defense

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Drones | Comments Off on Use of Drones in Military Defense

The development of unmanned aerial systems or drones was initially for military purposes. As these aerial systems did not require an on board pilot, they were seen as a useful weapon on the battlefield. Not only does a drone decrease the mortality rate of the soldiers, but it also provides the military a chance to spy on the enemy in a discrete manner.

Military Drones


Drones have become an important component of national defense for the following reasons.

  •  A drone is an unmanned vehicle, that is, it does not require any one to be on it to be controlled. This is possible because it can be controlled using a remote control. Though it is mandatory that it is still controlled by a trained pilot, it does not require the pilot to go with it.
  • The military has been using drones to search for terrorists and have proved how useful they are for conducting covert military operations.
  • Aerial spotting using drones has been used when searching for hidden terrorists, gunning the terrorists down in their areas and searching for the hidden landmines using hyper spectral imaging sensors.
  • Keeping an eye on the air space of the country.
  • Keeping a check on the borders of the country without threatening the lives of the most precious soldiers.

Military Defense Using Drones

The use of drones even by the army is not only for combat and espionage purposes. This technology is largely being developed for the times when a crisis hits the nation. The military is trying to use drones in areas that have suffered fire or earthquake where the military and air force is called in to rescue people. This is the humanitarian aspect of the use of drones. Aerial spotting using drones is used to reach places to look for survivors. When the images from a drone show the presence of any survivor, special teams are sent in to carry out the rescue operation. This has saved many lives and is sure to save some lives in future too.

The countries that are trying to be the controlling factors in the world need to have this technology soon.The use of drones cannot replace the fighter jets or the satellites. However, they can be used for surveillance missions that can’t be performed by fighter jets as they are too big and therefore can be spotted quite easily by radar. Drones are one of the “must haves” for any good army in the future.

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