IFS Info no. 6/2000
Title: The prospect for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Author: Andrew Brookes
In this study Andrew Brookes argues that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) is the military fashion of the moment. Since the end of the 1990s many nations have added UAVs to their military inventories, and in 1999 half a dozen nations used UAVs over Kosovo. In the light of operational experience in Kosovo, Brookes re-evaluates the potential of this vehicle, and examines the roles, capabilities and future challenges of UAV.
Andrew Brookes is a former RAF bomber and reconnaissance pilot. He writes widely on aviation matters. He is currently the air analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.