The US Air Force already has a drone-pilot shortage, but that’s not the only problem with its fleet of unmanned aircraft: Its drones keep falling out of the sky.
Iran welcomed a new addition to its drone fleet on Monday with the unveiling of the Fotros. Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says this familiar-looking can do anything from taking pictures of Israel to protecting Iran’s borders. So he says.
An MQ-9 Reaper drone’s fail-safe programming failed and it rushed toward Afghanistan’s airspace on Sunday. The US Air Force simply responded by sending a manned plane to shoot it down. Turns out this isn’t all that uncommon.