It seems that the issue of drones used by military has finally broken into the main stream media following a few high profile events in the US. The first was the release of a white paper defending the practice of executing suspected terrorists by the US abroad, including US citizens. High profile confirmation hearings in the US Senate on President Obama’s nominee for CIA Director, Josh Brennan featured many questions from lawmakers on the legality and ethical issues surrounding this technology.
When it comes to using drones for military and civilian purposes Israel is one of the most advanced countries in the UAV industry. Not only does the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) use drones to carry out strikes, they also have many companies which export this technology abroad for a variety of purposes.