Remo Peduzzi, managing director of ResearchDrones LLC Switzerland prepares to fly an unmanned aircraft or drone at the Kaziranga National Park at Kaziranga in Assam state, India, Monday, April 8, 2013. Wildlife authorities used drones on Monday for aerial surveillance of the sprawling natural game park in northeastern India to protect the one-horned rhinoceros from armed poachers. The drones will be flown at regular intervals to prevent rampant poaching in the park located in the remote Indian state of Assam. The drones are equipped with cameras and will be monitored by security guards, who find it difficult to guard the whole 480-square kilometer (185-square mile) reserve. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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Real estate agent Ed Kaminsky commissions fly-through promotional videos of houses using proprietary model drones like this one, named “FX-600.” This house in Altadena, California would go on to sell for $2.5 million.
Air Force & Battleland
This illustration is not meant to imply Pakistan is operating Predator drones.
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Despite their advantages in warfare, drones such as this MQ-1 Predator are unlikely to change the fundamental rules of war.
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The U.S. government plans to use unmanned aerial drones to combat piracy
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In a photo taken by a drone, Peter Ortner, Corey Rich and David Lama stand atop the Trango Summit in Pakistan's Karakoram mountain range in July 2012. Drones have long been the domain of the U.S. military, but recently, civilians have increasingly turned to them to shoot ground-breaking footage or angles of adventure sports.