France’s decision to arm its General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper UAVs, otherwise used for surveillance, signals the conclusion of a debate on the use of a lethal weapon from an unmanned platform.  The number of Western countries operating armed UAVs is small but growing. In France, the practical benefits of firing a missile from a Reaper, rather than from a Dassault Rafale fighter or an Airbus Tiger helicopter, have outweighed warnings from those fearing the advent of dehumanized ...


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