Thursday, July 27, 2006
The Israelis are using a number of different types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) in their military operations in Lebanon. If you're going to be part of the relief efforts, it's useful to have an idea of some of the operational characteristics of UAVs (especially if you're coming in overland from Syria). Israeli-Weapons.com is one of the best Internet sources of information on Israeli military hardware, and the site has an extensive section devoted to UAVs. For information on U.S. military UAVs, which may also be involved in the conflict, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) maintains a comprehensive and technical collection of information here.