Got Drones? The Problem With UAV Proliferation

A drones arms race has been going on quietly for years. Now that more countries can develop their own unmanned aerial vehicles, the stakes are getting higher.

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    Credit: U.S. Navy

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    SAN DIEGO (Feb. 11, 2011) Navy pilots look at a Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle during a static display of current and historic Navy aircraft at Naval Air Station North Island. Hundreds of aircraft are scheduled to participate in the Centennial of Naval Aviation Open House and Parade of Flight Feb. 12. The Navy is observing the Centennial of Naval Aviation with a series of nationwide events celebrating 100 years of heritage, progress and achievement in naval aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey/Released)

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    MQ-9 drone taking off in Afghanistan

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    Credit: SSgt Brian Ferguson

    AFGHANISTAN ñ An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial attack vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson, Released)

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    Credit: SSgt Brian Ferguson

    AFGHANISTAN ñ An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial attack vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson, Released)

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    MQ-9 Reaper drone in flight (Photo: US Air Force)

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