How A Drone Strike Works – Cheddar Explains

How A Drone Strike Works – Cheddar Explains

The U.S. has become dependent on drones to monitor and target perceived threats. They may keep military officials out of the line of fire, but these unmanned aircraft aren’t as autonomous as they seem. How much do you really know about how a drone strike works?

Further reading:
NYTimes

The Intercept
https://theintercept.com/drone-papers/a-visual-glossary/

Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/content/6346dd78-322d-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de

The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/iran-attack-how-reaper-drones-really-carry-out-airstrikes-129411

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/opinion/2013-10-30/comment-drones-and-deception

U.S. Air Force
https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104470/mq-9-reaper/

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50 Comments

  1. Jack Burton on July 8, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    if you listen at 1.25 the forced vocal fry goes away…

  2. Ethereal Dweller on July 8, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Damn.

  3. Palacsinte on July 8, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    "Disrespectful." lol
    How to a respect a soldier sitting in an air conditioned room in his home country risking nothing but a piece of metal?

  4. I HATE CABBAGE on July 8, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    These pilots are killers, disrespectful to them are well deserved.

  5. xxdarkslayer lord on July 8, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    *Obama has entered the chat*

  6. Patrik the shitpost man on July 8, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    IRL:300 steps just to take out one guy

    Arma 3:push button to make man go boom

  7. AntiCom on July 8, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Wow, Obama was busy with all those drone strikes

  8. Tristan Theputinfan on July 8, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    US are war criminals and torturers

  9. Asd Adil on July 8, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Why not make a safe transport for humans instead War planes.

  10. Mark Anderson on July 8, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Propaganda….

  11. MAHIR OFFICIAL on July 8, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Somalia is have 20 drones

  12. Avocado Warrior on July 8, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Nice vid, very informative, but your narrator needs a little more proficiency in her diction.

  13. QQminusS on July 8, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    I could probably do this, but my fingers are too dainty to use a joystick. You’ll be all like, "Isn’t that wrong ethically somehow?" And I’ll care a lot about that opinion, compare it to other similar opinions, and weigh the probability of it succeeding against cold hard reason.

  14. Ma Ning yang on July 8, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    there’s a rumor that sais the drone contain a something like a blender that chopped everyone in the car, they chose this because they don’t want to hurt others.

  15. MAHIR OFFICIAL on July 8, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Is menken sitee mogdisho drone is have naw 20

  16. S.E. Sander on July 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    NY Times is ran by Liberals. Not a reliable source of information, by any means. So called, fake news, if you will. Now this is true. But weather or not it was a drone strike, like how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop…the world will never know.

  17. lunyteve on July 9, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Ah yes, the how-to-kill-children-thousands-of-miles-away video

  18. Craig Daub Beats - Rap Instrumentals on July 9, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Next we’ll have robot soldiers on the ground.

  19. Mahmood UL Hassan on July 9, 2021 at 12:03 am

    This weapon is a symbol of cowardice. Attacking in secret is not bravery

  20. Josh Cohen on July 9, 2021 at 12:04 am

    They use Griffin missiles too

  21. joris on July 9, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Pfew these drones seems very dangerous I hope that one of the biggest country won’t use them to kill people, civilians and children and bomb middle east for decades right ??

  22. john Anastasopoulos on July 9, 2021 at 12:08 am

    its disrespectfull comparing piloting a drone and playing video games because the one is doing war crimes in the middle east and the otherone is just having fun without hurting anyone

  23. Fx_Playz on July 9, 2021 at 12:08 am

    That kinda freaky. Imagine playing a video game but the people you kill on the screen are actually dying in real life.

  24. Attilla Hun on July 9, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Wait if it targets terrorists then why hasn’t it targeted the White House and the pentagon..? Seems a bit odd

  25. GyanPrakash on July 9, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Friendly UAV inbound

  26. Bull Terror on July 9, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Take it to Yo mamma’s, mamma’s House! 🔥⚡🔥

  27. ObamaSexGaming2007 on July 9, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Google "Obama 90%"

  28. MAHIR OFFICIAL on July 9, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Sorry I’m Somali this is not really Somalia is good every tem

  29. Dawid P on July 9, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Say what you want, but killing this general in Iraq was unlawful.

  30. Kirubel Geleta on July 9, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Hasan Sulemani drone attack was good shoot and showed us the drone accuracy

  31. RAHMAN on July 9, 2021 at 12:14 am

    You want this drone to evolve . What do you want next a drone carrying nuclear bomb.

  32. Connor Carbon on July 9, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Videos from Beirut show a little dark object fly into the burning area right before explosion. Please investigate for us to help make sure it is indeed "just some fireworks that caused an explosion"

  33. Mike beats tsb on July 9, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Interesting

  34. خبر یار on July 9, 2021 at 12:19 am

    America is the biggest killer of humanity In this country, there are a lot of atrocities, especially on Muslims And now it cannot maintain its existence

  35. chongjunxiang3002 on July 9, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Drone pilot suffer PTSD is the best bullshit I ever heard…

  36. EastTexasSplendor on July 9, 2021 at 12:21 am

    https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Platoon-John-C-Campbell/dp/1695187199/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ghost+platoon&qid=1610197425&sr=8-1 Marines tired of being pinned down create a platoon based weapon system of JDAM-like 81mm mortars coupled to high-performance quadrocopters strapped into holsters on their backs. Adrenaline pumping high-speed search and destroy. A well written and enjoyable book with historical facts. Highly recommend!!!

  37. خبر یار on July 9, 2021 at 12:21 am

    America is the world’s largest terrorists country 🙌🙌🙌🙌

  38. lowLightEvangelist on July 9, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Better build radar and lasers to fight drones.

  39. Adam Torres on July 9, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Only 2 carry out attacks; Predators and Reapers. So we’re just going to leave out the Gray Eagle?

  40. Saeed Yousefi on July 9, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Game of drones

  41. Jacob Morton on July 9, 2021 at 12:25 am

    USA USA USA

  42. StanJan1958 on July 9, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Cool

  43. Marco Polo on July 9, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Werehyena worst nightmare

  44. خبر یار on July 9, 2021 at 12:29 am

    What a strange thing that America has accused Muslims of saying The same nation is tearing Israel to pieces

  45. Mike West on July 9, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Can you hear me now??????????

  46. Nenad Diczkov on July 9, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Oh are the pilots who rain hellfire offended? Awwwww :'( Sad reacts only.

  47. Max Wzj on July 9, 2021 at 12:30 am

    I had to put it on x1.25

  48. 131kimber on July 9, 2021 at 12:32 am

    ALL autonomous weapons are PROGRAMMED with the following boolean… if this, THEN that. That drone did not decide by itself. Guarantee it was programmed too 1st.

  49. Liam Love on July 9, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Drone striking is just advance terrorism

  50. Chris on July 9, 2021 at 12:37 am

    This comment section is gold

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