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Preface

Unmanned military planes and helicopters are a controversial subject but visitors and exhibitors at the Unmanned Systems North America trade fair were unfazed. They’re more excited about drones that can do the housework.

Drones, Helicopter, Military, Planes, Unmanned Systems

August is not the best month to visit Las Vegas. Outside it is 43C, where sunbathers seem to risk second-degree burns. But in a windowless hall of the Mandalay Bay hotel it is blessedly cool, and some 7,400 trade-fair attendees are wandering around futuristic planes and boats. Most of the visitors are men with a smattering in military uniforms, and to the casual observer taking in the scene just one thing might appear odd: many of the aircraft and other vehicles on display lack a cockpit.

Unmanned Systems North America, run by an industry associ…

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