'Rise of the Drones'
In-depth look at UAVs
- Duration 2:27
- Date Jan 21, 2013
In-depth look at UAVs
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Now you -- -- -- again leaving for al-Qaeda militants did.
Is the third attack in three days -- now a brand new documentary.
How apropos was pulling back the burden.
On how this cutting edge technology works and how -- really took shape in 2001.
Joining us right now is one of the experts in nova is brand new show.
Rise of the drones -- lieutenant general for the air force David -- Tola was.
Thank you so much for joining us we appreciate general.
And he bets that bridge be with a bronze I first -- -- store.
You know how did what started you're talking about -- -- really who is in Afghanistan correct we started you went on without the help fired missiles.
Well I tell you what that's where they first came to a lot of national attention but drones or more properly.
Titled remotely piloted vehicles or aircraft.
Started back in around 1916.
And they've been used on and off.
World War I World War II Vietnam.
But more recently and with greater technology in capability.
During the war against terrorism general what does -- bring to the table that may be an F sixteen doesn't.
Well the real specific advantage that our national security institutions value from remotely piloted aircraft is persistence.
The ability to stay in a particular area of interest much longer.
Then an aircraft manned by human being right -- what -- -- to let's see a little clip from your shell.
He's been so effective.
The air force for kids -- -- third of its attack and fighter planes will be drones within a decade.
Playing longer making.
More cheese they can be more precise name on it to human is not in the top.
-- -- -- -- -- When the supremacy of even the most advanced planes is being challenged.
As engineers take the final.
-- this looks like a great show it's going to be airing.
Wednesday at 9 o'clock 8 o'clock central on PBS the look forward to seeing it.
It really does provide some great insight into how -- -- remotely -- aircraft operate.
And balance in terms of various perspectives regarding their use lieutenant general David does tell -- thanks so much for joining us.
You bet I.