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Machines are changing the face of battle for American warriors.
Today never before seen tech knowledge from unmanned ground vehicles to remotely piloted aircraft.
-- US troops an edge over our enemies sometimes.
From half a world away I'm Oliver North.
This is war stories coming -- from Holloman air force base in New Mexico.
Here US military personnel are trained on every aspect of maintaining and flying platforms like this and Q nine -- Aerial vehicles like these are now on missions around the globe from battlefields yeah.
Earthquake disasters like -- they've logged hundreds of thousands of hours in the air and launched hellfire missiles -- One actress.
These remarkable machine save lives and you'll see out in high tech warriors on the battlefield.
I had the opportunity want to guy's got to -- the pressure and.
Without a doubt the worst case scenario with regards unmanned systems is that we don't go.
Were able to find ways of technology.
Can give the soldier the opportunity.
To know more about what he's getting into.
Before he has to -- What's changed and news of the experience.
-- gulf war itself.
For Americans fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan new technology is altering the face and back.
The war started our war stories team as good on the front lines documenting the changes.
-- -- -- in March 2003.
There was highs of the soldier on the ground.
Limited capabilities that we had to develop a long way until now that we can use unmanned platforms to go out and get -- We had to -- these are unmanned aerial vehicles -- loiter over the target we can get a good idea went back.
-- -- -- -- -- -- This must correct you fear of flying around now and -- -- reporting two point goes directly to my brigade task cooperation sun -- we can see the pictures from here.
And gives -- -- situation room.
-- hellish terrain of Afghanistan this new technology is critical helping Marines like captain Rochelle laws and win the battle for the city knows that.
-- engage the enemy and that was brought an aircraft prosecutors -- -- -- targets around here.
Maybe -- zero point 47 over the enemy.
In January 1101 of the most notorious Taliban commanders in Pakistan.
Have a little -- -- was reportedly killed by the UAV strike.
The recent killing of top al-Qaeda -- I was -- -- everybody in Pakistan by the way they strike.
Reinforces their effectiveness.
But the success of these -- also brings.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Admit -- yet who condemned.
-- -- -- -- -- Allegations of civilian deaths by these attacks are often used by the enemy to incite public anger and protests against the US.
Use anything they can to bolster their efforts.
Masters of propaganda and -- information and so this same enemy.
Who commits mass murder against innocents.
Always tries to -- people other than themselves for their own murderous us.
Breakthroughs in technology give our soldiers on the ground a decided advantage.
The towering on forgiving Hindu Kush range stretches 600 miles across Afghanistan.
With peaks reaching 191000.
Feet -- steep cliffs and deep valleys -- it tenacious enemy.
The -- -- that unmanned ground vehicle searches caves and Kravis is going into places soldiers can't.
There -- thousands of -- in Afghanistan could be very treacherous -- very nasty places.
And the ability to put a robot -- first as a huge benefit to the soldiers.
What about -- -- believe.
Packed -- fast -- One of some 2700 robots.
Many of which -- operating in Iraq and Afghanistan today.
Now -- modeling and simulate.
By that I mean no one shooting at us.
We know -- the bombing of -- hidden in the wood pile we're going to capture it.
Ten dead there whether the video the past tech in the real world we would be undercover.
Wouldn't be afraid and we wouldn't -- sure where the explosive was hidden.
But rather than go check our sales.
We're gonna send a robot.
And we're gonna stay in the same position while we're doing.
So we've shipped over 2800 robots.
Vast majority of those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan for the meet Tel plus.
Seeker and destroy -- improvised explosive devices or IED's.
This -- treated like that -- North America did its job.
But that meant coming home and a box this -- robot who's been destroyed by the -- Sending Marines airmen are US soldiers home in body bags we get these destroyed robots back from the battlefield.
These people are still in harm's way very very much but they don't have to go out bald Kabul with -- But calls before -- student.
The history of -- goes back a lot farther than people think.
And on the middle of the seventeen hundred's a young man went to Paris to make his name of Arkansas.
And he invented a duck that was mechanical they could not only walk about but it could dash K.
So out of the sort of conspiracy to bilk people we had what came out of the modern field of artificial intelligence computers and robotic.
Like Dave Marcus -- -- nature's always been an inspiration -- robots.
During World War II secret project tried using drafts the draft incendiary bomb.
So that was tested but never used in combat.
Today mechanical devices like -- lobster a robotic snake in the pit bull the replaced the animal.
Developed by -- Homeland Security the fifth -- Jackson net entangling the fleeing pick up truck and its teeth.
Warfare has always been -- motivate her for new innovations.
The high tech advance was going for the -- -- It's a rice's single shot rifles machine guns from -- goes to tax.
HG wells the father of science fiction.
HG wells actually first came up with the idea when he called them land iron -- Winston Churchill reads about it.
And then makes it reality and the British use them and -- -- happy.
And by the end of world one that got about 121000 and of course no one says were never -- an easy game.
And seeing things playing out today relative to unmanned systems.
If you look at the history Oakland -- technology.
It's one that starts with tactical reconnaissance.
And one that -- to strike.
We'll work through the Germans embrace new technologies.
One of their concepts is a mini unmanned remote controlled tank pulled Goliath.
-- up to 220 pounds of explosives it was designed to be driven hundreds enemy tank and detonated.
Today the talent to be considered a direct descendant of the Goliath just like the UAV is for the radio controlled airport.
During world war two and one of the most widely produced systems was -- unmanned systems are targeting drowned.
That was our actually owned by an actor -- him -- a Reginald Denny.
In the early -- Reginald Denny became interest -- radio controlled model planes and open a model plane shop in 1934.
He was marketing the -- plane.
He signs a contract with the EU us military in 1940.
-- -- just a few of them for target -- We want to starts they've been up the contract to -- Teen fashion of these drugs and so did he has to take his model -- store and move -- out of Hanoi's airport.
Moved forward a couple years that this huge factories.
And one day a photographer from life magazine is going out to take photographs of women in the military women helping the war effort.
He spots a woman who is books and built very attractive.
Has kind of -- C brown hair to take some photos suffer.
Sends them on to a friend and a model agency says you might want to check this out -- Marilyn Monroe -- -- was discovered and one of the very first drone factories.
And see -- both the blonde bombshell and the modern game remote warrior coming out of the same place.
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