Replacing AWACs With UAVs?

Neil Waghorn

As you’ve probably read before on Defence IQ, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has exploded over the last decade and, according to the 2011 US Aircraft Procurement Plan, the number of platform types is set to almost double by 2021. These platforms have evolved from being additional pieces of equipment to an essential tool in today’s military operations, and in keeping with this evolution, the mission capabilities of these machines have gradually expanded. The Predator,...
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