The operation of a drone is done remotely thus creating a distance between the operator and the target. This raises the question of the drone operator as a legal combatant. The operators of drones hardly fit the criteria for a combatant under IHL and may be too disconnected from the target in terms of distance and time that it raises the question of his legitimacy as a combatant (Sterio 2012). International humanitarian law seeks to limit the means of warfare, including by limiting certain technologies through treaties. It addresses itself to the specific nature of what drones and other military technology may be permitted to do in the military theatre.
For the invasion of Normandy, the US Army decided to try a new concept in order to insert it’s troops into enemy territory. Airborne operations, including the use of gliders, were a relatively new concept in military history and the United States had never before experimented with delivering troops and equipment behind enemy lines in such a manner. Gliders were chosen over parachute for field artillery because they could successfully transport a howitzer section all together behind enemy lines, where insertion via parachute could possibly scatter troops, causing confusion and a lack of the manpower required to conduct howitzer crew drills (Devlin, 1985). The first US field artillery battalions to successfully transition to glider field
If only there were an alternative to sending soldiers into combat… In the past few decades technological advances have led to other possible choices for fighting wars. Some of these advances could lead to not using people for warfare at all. One invention that could help decrease the use of people in combat is drones. Drones are remote controlled vehicles manned by a pilot far away from
Under his examination, only the very best pilots were carefully chosen to enter the new test pilot school at Wright Field. After closely observing and flying with Yeager, Boyd handpicked him to join the school in January 1946. He was challenged with the advanced academics because he only had a high school diploma but managed to
If the parts fail the incoming inspection, the parts are quarantine and depending on the situation, the QI would have to either raise a Defect Report (DR) or a Non-Conformity Report (NCR). If a DR is raised, the part would be sent back to the supplier which for the case of project 714, the supplier is Alcotec. Project 908 and 758 are projects where the UAV manufactured are wifi variant. There are two wifi variant; 2.4GHz Datalink and 5.8GHz Datalink. According to the CID, Project 908 has 3 Fuselage Module; (-1) which is used for the 2.4GHz Datalink, (-501) which is used for the 5.8GHz Datalink and (-3) is used for the 2.4GHz Datalink which is an upgrade.
It is supposed to be a military base, but many people believe it has more to deal with aliens and UFOs because of it being so secretive. "The patch of fenced off land, measuring six by ten miles, is tucked between a US Air Force base and an abandoned nuclear testing ground" (Patrick Knox, 2017). Area 51 wasn’t even known about until 2013 when the CIA released the location and what its used for. The CIA said it was an army base for testing spy planes. Obama was the first president to speak publicly about area 51.
Many think this should not be the case, but do you honestly want an airline pilot with a major heart problem to fly you across the Atlantic Ocean? There is a risk to the public if the right person is not hired for a specific job. Although, it was illegal to discriminate based on genetics in the movie, Gattaca still picked it workers based on their genetic traits to meet their standards. After thinking and reviewing the movie again, it made me feel some of the story was similar to the Jim Crow and racial rights movements. I hope at some point there will be no discrimination between the human races, who knows when it will happen or if it ever
CCCW is about mines, booby-traps and other devices, incendiary weapons, binding laser weapons and explosive remnants of war. Should drones or other autonomous weapons be a part of this convention, therefore be prohibited? The answer to this questions is no. The only difference between the drones and other legal weapons is that drones are unmanned and operated using satellites. The same missiles can be legally used, for example by ships or manned aircraft.
Before this day, I barely knew anything about airsoft or military simulation. For those who do not know military simulation (commonly referred to as milsim) is a sport designed to both train, and entertain the player. Airsoft is somewhat like paintball or simunition. The airsoft gun is the tool we use, and is designed to shoot plastic BBs much like a BB gun but safer. In military simulation we fire our airsoft guns at opponents whom are also
As demonstrated in the case of CI611, the accident aircraft had a serious hidden structural defect. High-frequency eddy current inspection is not able to detect cracks through a doubler. The crack would still not be detected if external high-frequency eddy current had been used for structure inspection. Therefore, a more effective non-destructive structural inspection