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THE DRONESShould they be used in warfare?
Background• Drones are UAVs(unmanned aerial vehicles)• Flown remotely• Highly trained men operated many in a control room• Used to target highly dangerous enemies from afar• Usually very precise• Sometimes excessive casualties(civilian)• Limits our military casualties
Why have drones been in the news so much in recent years?• They came to their recent military prominence due to two factors: – Technological advances allowing unmanned flying objects to be accurately guided over large distances. – Better intelligence gathering on the ground, which makes it possible to pinpoint and strike high-value military targets while keeping civilian casualties and other collateral damage as low as possible.
For The Use Of Drones• Extremely effective at disabling enemies• Limits our military losses• Gives us a reconnaissance of areas• Used to patrol borders• Piloted by some of the most capable soldiers inour military.
Facts about Drone The United States & Israel are the two most important manufacturers. Israel was the first country which developed military drone technology. It costs $4.5 million-$11 million per unit or the larger and more advanced Reaper cost $30 million per unit. It can also stay in the air for more than 20 consecutive hours & can reach up to altitude of 12Kms.
Known Drone Stocks 700 600 500 400 Series1 300 Series2 200 100 0 France Germany India Israel Italy Turkey UK USA
Uses in Indian Perspective• Can be used to Curb Naxalism & Maoism.• Can be used for Blowing up Terrorist training camps in Kashmir.• Can be used for Coastal Surveillances.• Can be used for investigating other countries military strategies.
Against the use of drones• Immoral• Desensitizes• Civilian casualties• Angers many people in foreign countries(infringeupon sovereignty)• Can be hacked or given viruses
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