Drones : Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

1246 WordsDec 6, 20155 Pages
Until recently, when we hear the word drone, most of us automatically add the word “attack” on the end or think of something negative. That’s because mostly, drones are frequently used for surveillance, intelligence and, ultimately, offensive operations. Drones also known as ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’, or UAV’s are mostly used in situations where manned flight is too difficult or dangerous, making them ideal for warfare. Increasingly, the United States has come to rely on the use of drones to counter the terrorist threats. Drones have arguably produced significant success in dealing with terrorists while limiting civilian casualties and protecting U.S. soldiers, but it raised some serious ethical concerns. Drones are now going beyond conflict zones to the point that they will be landing on your doorstep in a few years’ time. Drones are also used extensively in scientific researches, for species surveys, terrain mapping, border patrolling, geophysics surveys and many more other applications that yet to develop. Drones increasing use in warfare and other areas raising alarming questions of drone’s ethical & moral implications and it’s environmental effects. And before it’s too late, human kind should address those questions and concerns to avoid any problems for our future. Talking about ethical implication of drones in military use. Not just U.S. but many other countries like United Kingdom, Israel, China and many more yet to confirm have access to these technology and
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