first published on January 26, 2016 by Josh
Over the last 6 months, we have seen a significant increase in the use of commercial drones producing high quality combat footage in Iraq and Syria.
Commercial drones have been seeing, and recording a lot of war over the last six months. In that time we have shown you a lot of the footage available. Today, we are bringing you the best of it, all in one mashup.
A majority of the above video is taken out of propaganda produced by groups such as ISIS, and Jabhat al-Nusra. These groups have been using the drones to not only record their attacks, but also to coordinate them.
You would think the risk of losing the drones over enemy territory would be to high to make them useful. However groups like ISIS have already started booby trapping their drones, and developing other procedures that make them impossible to back-trace in the event they are shot down.
With the prices on these drones decreasing rapidly, and their capabilities increasing substantially, more of these drones will be entering the battlefields. Until we start to see some larger players enter these conflicts, and some electronic counter-measures being deployed, drone footage is here to stay.