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Reply To: What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the use of UAV weaponry in the Near East? How do you think technological advancements will continue to shape warfare globally?

Keren Mansbach

Absolutely, using UAVs presents significant advantages, notably reducing risks to human life and enhancing cost-effectiveness compared to manned aircraft. The investment in pilot training and the subsequent need for protection further amplify the value of unmanned systems. The strategic advantage lies in placing a UAV controller in a safe location, free from the stresses of open combat, thus optimizing decision-making. However, the absence of morality in UAVs raises concerns about potential misuse, especially in the face of hacking or seizure by adversaries, demanding careful consideration of security measures.