Why Demand For Armed-Drones Is Surging

Why Demand For Armed-Drones Is Surging

Armed drones are growing in military importance as conflicts around the world have proven the utility of these effective tools of war. Companies in China, Turkey, and Russia, among others, have developed advanced remotely piloted aircraft that can use guided weapons on and off the battlefield.

The widespread use of drones in Iraq and Afghanistan by the United States to target and kill insurgents jump started a new chapter in the history of conflict. These high flying and remotely piloted aircraft could engage targets with impunity while the operators were safely working in a ground control station.

Keeping the crews out of danger also made the drones politically cheap to use over dangerous skies. Now more and more countries are gaining this military capability for their own purposes.

“At the moment, we’ve seen over 100 states worldwide using military drones and that number is growing significantly” said Wim Zwijnenburg, Project leader, Humanitarian Disarmament at PAX. “We have over 20 states that are using armed drones in conflicts or outside of armed conflicts.”

Although larger and more complex drones, like the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper are not cheap to develop or operate, smaller drones are becoming more ubiquitous in conflict zones.

Limiting the proliferation of these smaller drones, and the ability to weaponize them, is a regulatory nightmare for government agencies around the world.

“Drones are just model airplanes with great sensors on them. And all of these are dual use and have been used in the civilian realm” said Ulrike Franke, a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. “And in fact, drones have risen enormously in the civilian realm over the last five to 10 years. And so controlling their export is really difficult.”

Watch the video above to find out why demand is surging beyond the U.S. for the multibillion dollar armed-drone market.

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50 Comments

  1. Kahn O. on June 29, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 THE BEST

  2. This sheet crazy 1 on June 29, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    In a hundreds years we don’t need to soldiers in the front every soldier would fight from thier house don’t ask how

  3. Tiger Film Presents on June 29, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    🌟🌟🌟BAYRAKTAR TB 2🌟🌟🌟

  4. RaideNN on June 29, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    We re coming for all world,step by step,TURKS ARE BACK!

  5. TK Tang on June 29, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I thought Turkey was just a chicken

  6. Talal Ben Nooh on June 29, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    TURKISH DRONE ARE BRILLIANT AND POWERFUL WORTHY DRONES 🇹🇷 I LOVES TURKISH DRONE AKENCI , TB2

  7. emre arslanca on June 29, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    coming soon… tb3.. take off from aircraft carrier..

  8. Talal Ben Nooh on June 29, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    TURKISH DRONES ARE BETTER THAN AMERICAN LOW QUALITY DRONES. AMERICAN DRONES ARE HIGH EXPENSIVE THAT IS WORST DON’T BUY THAT . IRAN ALSO DESTROY AMERICAN POOPI DRONE.

  9. Shadman Rahman on June 29, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    turkey is now
    no 1 in drones system

  10. Darren Scott on June 29, 2021 at 11:26 pm

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  11. Bacası Delik Ev on June 29, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Civilian casualties already came to zero thanks to those high tech Ucavs.

  12. Jorge Leiva on June 29, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Let’s make a drone that releases Swam of miniature drones packed with C4

  13. HASAN YILDIZ on June 29, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Bayraktar TB2 is a weapon similar to a Kalashnikov (AK-47).
    It is easy to use, inexpensive and very effective.

  14. BEN HUR on June 29, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    turkish drones are amazing and very succesful..

  15. Eldar Aleskerov on June 29, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Turkey ++++

  16. Serhat Ugurcuklu on June 29, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    TB 2 > MQ 9 From France

  17. Matt on June 29, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Turkey men now wake up from sleep after 100 years sleep

  18. brollax brollax on June 29, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Size doesnt matter in this business and frankly Turkish drones are the greatest of them all + They have prooven themself on many hardcore battlefields.

  19. Yasin Gürsel on June 29, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    to all turks that says ”tb2 is the best super amazing among the other drones” Bro it is not. It is the best budget/performance efficient drone. Thats why ukraine and poland chooses them. There is like way more better drones but no one gonna pay that much money. Armies do not choose them because they are superb, think like this if you do not have much money your searching like budget performance headset or pc. I know you guys are super nationalist but that doesnt change the fact.

  20. pisceas on June 29, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Sıhhıyeeea, Sıhhhıyeeeeeaa!

  21. ottoman82he on June 29, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  22. Rehman Rzayev on June 29, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Azerbaijani army liberated his homeland – Nagorno-Karabakh🇦🇿 – form armenian occupation and aggression by the help of Turkish brother’s drones – Bayraktar TB2. We are thankful to our brothers for their help to us. This is our motto: We are 2 states 1 nation 🇦🇿🇹🇷💪.

  23. σğυz тυиç on June 29, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Lol ethics? Once a wise Apache gunner said "oh I think that is a weapon" and kaboom! Two Reuters journalists and a group of civilians are butchered since the gunner thought the camera was a weapon and those were insurgents in the downtown, in the middle of a busy day in Iraq. The world learns what is ethical by not doing what the US does all day, every day.

  24. dss gg on June 29, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Turkish nationalist bot brigade is out in full again…

  25. mt a on June 29, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Producing and using drones is not just war technology. This is also a philosophy of how war should be painstaking and point-blank. Especially this philosophy of the Turks is against the philosophies that carelessly destroy the human masses…

  26. DarkBF on June 29, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Game Of Drones.

  27. Andrey G. on June 29, 2021 at 11:51 pm
  28. cp on June 29, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    TB2 is a toy , coz agerbejan and Armenia is not much powerful state and not much better in air defence system

  29. Dirk Scott on June 29, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Targeted killings are not a “legal gray area”. The name for it is murder.

  30. Talal Ben Nooh on June 29, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    American DRONE are not POWERFUL

  31. zafer baş on June 29, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Hep siz mi bi yerleri hava uçururken kameraya çekeceksiniz? İnsanlara psikolojik olarak bakın doğru durun yoksa tepenize bineriz deyip baskılayarak bir korku imparatorluğu yapmaya çalışıyorsunuz ama gördüğünüz gibi TÜRKİYE yememiş. Onun için işte böyle yorumcularınızı çıkararak zabaha kadar konuşursunuz…😁
    Not : Helâl sana TÜRKİYEM…!

  32. Hazlin Abdul Hamid on June 29, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    From Malaysia ✌️😊✌️🇲🇾

  33. aydin Tuna tuna3939 on June 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    🇦🇿🇹🇷🇵🇰♥️

  34. MH Rajon on June 30, 2021 at 12:03 am

    NOW THAT FEW OTHER COUNTRIES CAN PRODUCE DRONES (WHICH USED IN REAL COMBAT NOT CIVILIAN DRONES) IT’S NOT THAT DIFFICULT.

  35. itryen on June 30, 2021 at 12:06 am

    "So, China. What badass name name are you gonna give to your drone?"

    "Haha, Wing is looooong"

  36. sobat gabut clip on June 30, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Of course the sultans arab who buy them😁

  37. Derek Kearns on June 30, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Is USA sanctions on countries . That has other countries advancing and sharing information.

  38. corujariousa on June 30, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Armed drones, and other similar military tools, are a huge danger. Making war a video game, where at least one of the sides does not have loss of lives, creates for a scenario where enormous abuses can happen and where there are much less incentive to stop the war or not even start it. If your own families do not lose loved ones and the war does not happen in your territory, how much public pressure will exist to find/keep peace? Also, civilian casualties are likely to be greater. This is another way that richer countries can impose their will around the world.

  39. Knecht Knecht on June 30, 2021 at 12:08 am

    All these hi – tech nations are civilised one. 😂😂😂😂

  40. Wolfsblut Graumond on June 30, 2021 at 12:08 am

    This Video tried it focus on american drones….comment section proof that nobody cares for american drones. Everybody wants the turkish drones hahahaha lol

  41. TurkishZombie on June 30, 2021 at 12:08 am

    It will get out of hand. Probably with quantum supremacy, large swarms of drones made with currently unknown radar stealth materials will be possible and i fear there will be a time that China going against the world like Nazi Germany did with tanks in WW2.

  42. Bülent Hide on June 30, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Your ass caught fire and now you started to talk about ethics. You won’t be able to stop.

  43. Mohd Zamri on June 30, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Congratulation Turkey.Do The Best Beat the rest.From Malaysia.

  44. gün doğumu on June 30, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Turkai is the best

  45. Halil Yorgancıoğlu on June 30, 2021 at 12:10 am

    🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  46. emre arslanca on June 30, 2021 at 12:10 am

    alpagu and kargu flock drone technology

    powered STM
    ALPAGU Fixed Wing Striker UAV
    In 2017, STM (Defense Technologies and Engineering Inc.) introduced ALPAGU striker UAVs, which is Turkey’s most striking application in this field. ALPAGU is a fixed-wing national striker UAV solution that can be carried by a single soldier and fired from a launcher, can operate autonomously or with remote control, and can neutralize reconnaissance, surveillance and small-scale threats to be used in asymmetric warfare or anti-terrorism areas. ALPAGU can be used effectively against fixed or moving targets with its unique embedded and real-time image processing and deep learning algorithms. System; It consists of “fixed wing UAV”, “launcher” and “ground control” components.
    As with the KARGU striker UAV platform, it is possible to add swarm and autonomous operation capabilities to ALPAGU platforms. President of the Presidency Defense Industry İsmail Demir announced that a study was carried out for the ALPAGU striker UAV system to gain swarm and autonomous operation capability. In the video shared by Demir, the destruction of the enemy target by the ALPAGU autonomous tactical striker fixed-wing UAV swarm, which was released from the Akıncı Attack UAV, was simulated. With the delivery of the Akıncı TİHA, a product of Baykar Defense, whose tests are still ongoing, to the force in the upcoming period, the ability to use herd and striker UAVs that can be released from the TAF, UAV will be achieved.
    The technical features of the ALPAGU fixed-wing striker UAV are as follows;
    Range: 5 km
    Duty Duration: 10 minutes
    Mission Altitude: 400 ft
    Cruising Speed: 50 knots
    Maximum speed: 65 Knots
    Weight: 1.9 kg

  47. muammer Altunkan on June 30, 2021 at 12:10 am

    🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷TB2 Bayraktar .

  48. Serhan Dağdaşan on June 30, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Akıncı documentary. How was it produced? It weighs 5.5 tons and has a useful load capacity of 1350 kilograms.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEec_EbJgfU

  49. RANKING RESEARCH DATA on June 30, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Now Israel🇮🇱 is become first country to make anti drone lessor weapon. Check it

  50. B A R O N on June 30, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Turkish game of drones😅👍

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