2017: The first soldier to destroy a drone with a laser

The US says that 2017 was the first time a soldier destroyed a UAV with a laser. It happened at Fort Sill on May 18, 2017 on a pleasant spring day. A story about the incident says that the drone came over the horizon and soldiers downed it with a laser. "Sounds like something from … Continue reading 2017: The first soldier to destroy a drone with a laser

Using drones to inspect damage in South Korea

In 2018 US soldiers used a drone to do a damage assessment, one of the many things drones can do. They used the Aeryon SkyRanger drone for the "first-ever operational rapid airfield damage assessment at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea , Aug. 13, 2018. This innovative survey method gives both the engineers and base … Continue reading Using drones to inspect damage in South Korea

US forces train with a Puma drone

US forces have been training with Puma drones for years. In one photos an instructor from Training and Logistics Support Activity-West (TALSA) with class RQ20B Puma, "teaches U.S. Marines how to inspect the functionality of an RQ-20 Puma." It was taken at Camp Pendleton. This is important training. It was taken on January 24, 2018. … Continue reading US forces train with a Puma drone

RQ-7 Shadow goes way up north to Alaska

The RQ-7 Shadow UAV was deployed to Alaska in 2018. It was assigned to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems platoon of D Company of the 6th Brigade Engineer Bataltion of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the 25th Infantry Division. It was hen used at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, in Alaska. Photos a the time show … Continue reading RQ-7 Shadow goes way up north to Alaska