On 30th September, Forbes produced this feature saying that unmanned systems are rapidly transforming the ways wars are fought across the globe — whether high-tech stealth drones operated by the US military or cheap commercial quadcopter modified by rebels in Syria to carry improvised bombs; and in 2019 Turkish- and Chinese-built drones operated by factions in Libya’s civil war were used to attack each other’s bases.  However, it says, the blanket term ‘drones’ applies to a bewildering variety of system that differ radically in form, capability and cost; and it also can be applied to unmanned ground vehicles and ships.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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