The Surrogate Predator Program

By Dan Gettinger Operating Predator and Reaper drones over the battlefield involves dozens of people. One of the most difficult and crucial jobs within this network is that of the Joint Tactical Air Controller, or JTAC. These personnel serve as…

Weekly Roundup 1/18/16

1/10/16 – 1/17/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A U.S. drone strike in Yemen reportedly killed three members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The…

Weekly Roundup 1/11/16

1/4/16 – 1/10/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Our Media Portals page was created in January 2015…

Weekly Roundup 1/4/16

12/28/15 – 1/3/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone 2015 was a busy year in the drone world.…

2015 Drone Year in Review

By Arthur Holland Michel and Dan Gettinger 2015 was a very busy year in the drone world. The U.S. domestic commercial drone industry began to take shape, military drone exports grew significantly, the technology advanced in leaps and bounds, and…