Tag: History

Chronicle of the Salty Dogs: The X-47B

By Roger Connor Retired in April 2015, the U.S. Navy’s two Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned air vehicles – known by their call signs as Salty Dog 501 and Salty Dog 502 – represent the most significant progress in Unmanned Combat…

A Conversation With High & Low Bureau

High & Low Bureau is a curatorial duo comprised of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. Their work explores how power, technology, and activism interact in the 21st Century. Their latest show, Decolonized Skies, explores the ways in which artists and activists…

Are Drones Revolutionary?

By Dan Gettinger In late October, rumors started to circulate around Washington that the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment was about to fall victim to the sequester. The Office of Net Assessment is the military’s strategic think tank; it attempts…

Drones in Bosnia

By Arthur Holland Michel The first U.S. military drones to be used in complex, joint tactical operations in an active combat theater were a small squadron of Predators, part of the Air Force Air Combat Command’s 11th Reconnaissance, which were…