In recent years, the policy debate around military drone use has mostly focused on armed drones and largely ignored the much more rapid and widespread proliferation of non-weaponized drones. As a result, we have failed to capture the full impact of unmanned aircraft in modern warfare. “Unarmed and Dangerous: The Lethal Applications of Non-Weaponized Drones,” seeks to shed light on the many ways that unarmed drones can directly enable kinetic operations. This detailed study describes six common strike-enabling roles for unarmed drones and explains why the use of drones in each of these roles is significant.
— March 2020: “Unarmed and Dangerous: The Lethal Applications of Non-Weaponized Drones”