- 7 Dec 2023
UK Ministry of Defence under scrutiny for omitting thousands of drones in annual inventory
An administrative error led the UK Ministry of Defence to exclude nearly 30 types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from its annual equipment inventory, sparking concerns over the accuracy and management of military assets.
- 2 Jun 2023
US Air Force denies conducting controversial AI simulation where drone “kills” operator
US Air Force denies conducting AI simulation in which a drone eliminates its operator to accomplish its mission.
- 4 May 2023
Analysis of “Towards an Armed Drone Code of Ethics: Eight Model Principles of Responsible Use” Report
The report highlights the urgent need for an Armed Drone Code of Ethics to address the ethical concerns surrounding the proliferation of armed drones, ensuring responsible use, transparency, and accountability in military operations and law enforcement.
- 28 Feb 2023
Moralities of drone violence: a book review
Christian Enemark's book explores ways of judging the violent use of armed drones as just or unjust, discussing the operational advantages and ethical considerations of incorporating AI into drone systems.
- 4 Jan 2023
A hidden war: the lingering effects of US airstrikes in Afghanistan
Tom Mutch and Elhan Afzali visit Sangin, which was at the epicentre of the Taliban-led insurgency, and discover the ongoing devastation of Afghan lives
- 10 Jun 2022
“This should be seen as an atmosphere of violence” – AirPressure reveals the extent of Israeli incursions over Lebanon skies
Research published this Thursday reveals exactly how pervasive the presence of Israeli jets and surveillance drones has been over the skies of Lebanon: over the last 15 years, new organisation AirPressure has recorded 22, 111 Israeli military aircraft violating Lebanese airspace.
- 7 Apr 2021
Latest figures show RAF airstrikes targeted 4,369 militants in Iraq and Syria since 2014; MOD maintains claim only one civilian killed
These new figures include 4,066 militants killed (93% of total), with 303 more militants wounded (7%).
- 5 Oct 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh: a rapid descent
A sudden shift in tactics - on both sides - in the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict has meant that civilians are increasingly being targeted in this decades-long war
- 7 Feb 2020
UK won’t say how many RAF bombs fail to explode – harms manufacturer’s ‘trade secrets’
UK Government won't say how many of its bombs failed to explode following air strikes in Iraq and Syria because it impacts “trade secrets” and relationship with arms producers.
- 25 Jul 2019
Drone-warfare and notions of heroism and masculinity in conflict examined
Where do the operators of unmanned aerial vehicles fit within increasingly blurred understanding of what it means to be a ‘heroic’ soldier?
- 22 Mar 2019
An interview with Janina Dill
Author and Oxford-based researcher Janina Dill talks with AOAV about protection of civilians and International Humanitarian Law in aerial-waged campaigns against insurgencies.
- 6 Sep 2018
The language of US air strikes examined
Exploring the narratives of US air-power: from uncritical media reporting to the lie inherent in the term 'precision bombing' - how America came to justify its air strikes to the world and itself