Comments on: Drones, by the numbers http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/01/30/drones-by-the-numbers/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: carlmartel http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/01/30/drones-by-the-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-556 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:11:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=2758#comment-556 The US has a complete range of land, sea, and air drones, but recent air shows reveal that at least 65 countries, including Arab lands that are in legal states of war with Israel, have similar capabilities. Also, China and Russia engage in frequent military exercises that integrate drones with human land, sea, and air forces. The essential parts are allocation of frequencies for command and control, reports from “battle” areas, changes of mission objectives to conform to “battlefield” reports, orders to stand down when the “mission” is achieved, and resupply and repair to prepare for the next “mission.” Humans must practice with their drones to become proficient with them, as the White House incident shows.

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