Weekly Roundup 2/8/16

2/1/16 – 2/7/16 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 Today the Center for the Study of the Drone…

Weekly Roundup 2/1/16

1/25/16 – 1/31/16 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 Immediately following the detonation of Gilda at Bikini Atoll…

The Drones of the Atomic Age

By Dan Gettinger Eight minutes after the detonation of Gilda at Bikini Atoll on July 1, 1946, a fleet of U.S. B-17 Flying Fortresses and F6F Hellcat fighters approached the rising mushroom cloud. The first B-17 entered the cloud at 24,000…

Weekly Roundup 1/25/16

1/18/16 – 1/24/16 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 Since 2009, the U.S. Air Force’s civilian auxiliary, the…

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…