The US military has been using drones to search for terrorists in Afghanistan and have proved how useful they are for conducting covert military operations. Drones can be used for various purposes such as searching for hidden terrorists, gunning the terrorists down in their own areas and searching for the hidden landmines using hyperspectral imaging sensors.
Keeping an eye on the air space of the country. Keeping a check on the borders of the country without threatening the lives of the most precious soldiers. The use of the US Army’s Global Hawk in the combat field of Afghanistan has already made news. This has triggered a race between countries to own and develop this technology as soon as possible. Countries like UK and China and India are already way ahead in the research and development of drones for their respective defense forces.