Military Robots And Drones

Authored by: Ulrike Esther Franke

Routledge Handbook Of Defence Studies

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138122505
eBook ISBN: 9781315650463
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315650463-28

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Abstract

In 1909, British Army Major Baden-Powell discussed “How Airships are Likely to Affect War” in a public lecture. He tried to make sense of the new airborne capabilities provided by aircrafts and airships and their impact on future warfare. Today, we are at a similar situation with regard to drones. This chapter gives a tour d’horizon of the use of military robots and drones in warfare, drawing parallels to the beginning of manned flight and discussing in detail the drivers of global drone proliferation.

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