The drones of war: Why the Saudi oil attack won’t be the last
The mass destruction at the refineries shows the sky's the limit for unmanned craft in war and elsewhere
The drones that slammed into the Saudi Arabian oil- processing plants at Abqaiq and Khurais early on September 14 sent shockwaves around the world by knocking out 5% of global oil supply. But the use of unmanned vehicles to stir up trouble is just one of the more dramatic ways in which drones are changing the way we live.
The industry is now worth $127bn (R1.8-trillion) and reaches into virtually every field of human endeavour – from fighting to healthcare and entertainment.
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