FACTOID: The US military has over 10,000 conventional piloted aircraft and over 7,000 drones. The bulk of drones are small, weighing only 4 pounds, and in the hands of the Army. They are hand launched and used for aerial observation. Some predict observation drones will be made obsolete by new generations of blimps being developed.

Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Craig Vandemark
Craig Vandemark

I guess our military pilots have been commissioned officers for so long it has become ingrained into the armed forces. However, I have to wonder why a drone operator has to be a commissioned officer? I think they even get flight pay……………..

Craig Vandemark, SGM USA Ret