While there will likely always be use cases where an on-board pilot is the preferable configuration, technological advances, the world’s on-going arms race and growing fiscal restraints will invariably lead to their removal in virtually all military applications. This article will illuminate three technologies that are pushing military aviation to a remotely piloted or wholly unmanned future.
We assert that the future is remote. Militaries look to technological applications to provide new capabilities and respond to capability gaps. The addition of spears, arrows, bullets, artillery, rockets, and missiles are some of many examples of technological advances which provided distinct advantages over those without. These technologies provide advantage over an enemy by increasing the […]