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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?

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Alie Brand
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UAV has advantages and disadvantages in the Near East warfare.

Advantages

– Arming drones work easy – detecting them is difficult, and the munitions being used
to fight them are costly.
– Offer access to hard-to-reach locations like remote, rural, or disaster-stricken
areas that are typically inaccessible through conventional methods.
– Allows a force to save time, money, and lives to hit the desired targets.
– Can seize accurate data, register regular habits and recognize suspicious activities
without permission.

Disadvantages:

– Prone to data theft and hacking. Hackers can quickly attack a drone’s central
control system and become the drone’s original controller.
– Limited flight time.
– Motion blur, camera focus blur, and adverse weather conditions can affect the
quality of UAV imagery and data

Critical technologies like cyber, virtual, and augmented reality (VR/AR), AI, and 3D printing are making new warfighting tools available, even as traditional ones like nuclear weapons are witnessing a resurgence. It allow military and security services to harness the power of the data moving around the globe.