Using Unmanned Drones to Fight Piracy

UAVs in the air off the East African coast

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We're looking at a confrontation between high-tech and low-tech in the waters off East Africa. Several thousand Somali pirates in speedboats are causing massive disruption in vital shipping lanes. But the U.S. military has a new use for a weapon now seeing frequent use in in Pakistan and Afghanistan: unmanned aerial drones. We speak to the BBC’s Will Ross, who witnessed a drone launch on the Seychelle Islands, off the coast of East Africa.

Guests:

Will Ross

Contributors:

Kate McGough

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