No tool of war has come further in the last 25 years than drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). And no program has come under greater scrutiny, or for more reasons.
The CIA and Pentagon are reportedly at odds over who should control armed UAVs that kill targets. UAV manufacturers are pushing for Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly unmanned aircraft in national airspace, as a U.S. Airways pilot claims one nearly collided with him in the air over Florida in March. The Obama Administration’s use of drones to attack terrorist targets has drawn scrutiny from those who point out that those same attacks sometimes kill civilians. In the United States itself, some people seem opposed to UAVs almost on principle alone.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com