Strike Drones: Persistent, Precise and Plausible

Braybrook, Roy
August 2009
Armada International;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p20
The article discusses the development of unmanned combat air vehicles (Ucavs) which are used to launch air to surface missiles, early versions of which include the Predator, the Hellfire and Viper Strike used in Iraq. It also talks about the U.S. Army's long term plans for the development of lightweight missiles and submunitions. He cites that France, Germany and Sweden among others are cooperating with the U.S. Navy's Ucav program to develop the newest generation fighter drones in 2011.


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