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First Robot Drone


First Robot Drone
Name: Tadiran Mastiff III Year: 1973 Creator: Tadiran Electronic Industries
Robot drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have existed for hundreds of years, with the first documented use by the Austrian army, who used balloon bombs to attack Venice in 1849. Military research in the 20th century resulted in a number of technological innovations, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and the Internet.

First Robot Drone  Name: Tadiran Mastiff III Year: 1973 Creator: Tadiran Electronic Industries
This led to the development of the first, fully autonomous battlefield drone in 1973. The Israeli-made Tadiran Mastiff III featured a data-link system that could automatically feed live, high-resolution video of the target area to its operators. The drone was unmanned, could be pre-programmed with a flight plan and was commonly used by the Israeli Defence Force.
State-of-the-art military drones like the Predator and Taranis play a pivotal role on the modern battlefield.