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. Saeed Yousefi on June 23, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Game of drones

  2. Mike West on June 23, 2022 at 7:25 pm

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

  3. Dragunov on June 23, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Damn.

  4. joris on June 23, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    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 ??

  5. Bill Balleza on June 23, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    The Reaper Drone is a Hallmark deployment: “When you care enough to send the very best.”

  6. youtube Licks My Taint on June 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    cheddar SUCKS

  7. Jacob Morton on June 23, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    USA USA USA

  8. MAHIR OFFICIAL on June 23, 2022 at 7:34 pm

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

  9. Attilla Hun on June 23, 2022 at 7:36 pm

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

  10. ObamaSexGaming2007 on June 23, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Google "Obama 90%"

  11. I HATE CABBAGE on June 23, 2022 at 7:38 pm

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

  12. EastTexasSplendor on June 23, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    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!!!

  13. MAHIR OFFICIAL on June 23, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Is menken sitee mogdisho drone is have naw 20

  14. Adam Torres on June 23, 2022 at 7:44 pm

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

  15. Gypsycrusader Jr on June 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    IRL:300 steps just to take out one guy

    Arma 3:push button to make man go boom

  16. Dawid P on June 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm

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

  17. Fx_Playz on June 23, 2022 at 7:48 pm

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

  18. MAHIR OFFICIAL on June 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Somalia is have 20 drones

  19. 131kimber on June 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    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.

  20. Connor Carbon on June 23, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    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"

  21. Max on June 23, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I had to put it on x1.25

  22. xxdarkslayer lord on June 23, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    *Obama has entered the chat*

  23. lunyteve on June 23, 2022 at 7:52 pm

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

  24. Josh Cohen on June 23, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    They use Griffin missiles too

  25. Barrosy on June 23, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    It’s actually insane nobody mentions how much of terrorists there are in the US army. To be able to volunteer to steer a mass civilian killing weapon without any conscience. I would never in my life concur to such an oppurtunity. Being a president and simply stating a "yes" or "no" implicitly being (and perhaps "unknowingly") responsible for mass number of deaths. What’s even worse is the fact they’re covering these evil deeds. Often they choose to take lives in order to save some lives, I get that… but the fact they’re hiding their deeds must say something.

  26. Chris on June 23, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    This comment section is gold

  27. TheGoncas2 on June 23, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Who’s here after Biden’s first war crime?

  28. Tracy Lee on June 23, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    "Acts of violence". No no snowflake…. "Acts of Justice".💪🇺🇸💥

  29. Asd Adil on June 23, 2022 at 7:59 pm

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

  30. AntiCom on June 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Wow, Obama was busy with all those drone strikes

  31. Plebulus on June 23, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    One notable thing is that this is good. Don’t cite how many people they kill because If it wasn’t a drone it would just be a fighter jet or other attack aircraft, at least here we are sending less young men and women into combat.

  32. john Anastasopoulos on June 23, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    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

  33. Palacsinte on June 23, 2022 at 8:05 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?

  34. Ma Ning yang on June 23, 2022 at 8:07 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.

  35. lowLightEvangelist on June 23, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Better build radar and lasers to fight drones.

  36. chongjunxiang3002 on June 23, 2022 at 8:08 pm

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

  37. Craig Daub Beats - Rap Instrumentals on June 23, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Next we’ll have robot soldiers on the ground.

  38. ofwgkta MOK on June 23, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Imagine a terrorist accidentally left they phone in your Uber 😳

  39. Tristan Theputinfan on June 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    US are war criminals and torturers

  40. Daryk on June 23, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    I seriously believe thst unmanned vehicles should be used in supportive surveillance roles only. Watching videos of Azerbaijan just destroy Armenians was so appalling and awful it didn’t seem fair. To kill you should be risking your own life and putting your own life on the line. When you don’t and are safe out of harms way in a chair with air conditioning looking at a screen it seems like it would be too easy to lose sight of the act of taking human life and what that truly means. If I knew how and felt like I mattered enough for my opinion to go anywhere I would try to introduce legislation to stop the role of unmanned combat vehicles. You gotta be a senator or some ish, right? Can the Geneva convention be amended? As a global community we decided chemical warfare was too much after WWI. My great grandpa died from the effects of being exposed to mustard gas in the trenches.. How does this stuff work? Everyone ive shown the drone footage to from the 44 day war was shocked and appalled too. I don’t know how any human being could not feel the same. It feels more like fantasy than an achievable dream which is really depressing.

  41. Mahmood UL Hassan on June 23, 2022 at 8:11 pm

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

  42. such ki dunia on June 23, 2022 at 8:12 pm

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

  43. zero work on June 23, 2022 at 8:12 pm

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

  44. Jamirimaj on June 23, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Yes this is an atrocity and also doing human rights violation, but at the very least we know this thing because the US is letting everyone know to an extent. As weak their democracy is, i still would choose anything over extremism.

  45. such ki dunia on June 23, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    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

  46. such ki dunia on June 23, 2022 at 8:18 pm

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

  47. StanJan1958 on June 23, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Cool

  48. RAHMAN on June 23, 2022 at 8:20 pm

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

  49. ubuntuber on June 23, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    how come a moving plane has such still video of the target

  50. Bull Terror on June 23, 2022 at 8:23 pm

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

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