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The Resource Predator : the secret origins of the drone revolution, Richard Whittle

Predator : the secret origins of the drone revolution, Richard Whittle

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Predator : the secret origins of the drone revolution
Title
Predator
Title remainder
the secret origins of the drone revolution
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Richard Whittle
Title variation
Secret origins of the drone revolution
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Language
eng
Summary
The creation of the first weapon in history that can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle shows in Predator, it was the most profound development in military and aerospace technology since the intercontinental ballistic missile. Once considered fragile toys, drones were long thought to be of limited utility. The Predator itself was resisted at nearly every turn by the military establishment, but a few iconoclasts refused to see this new technology smothered at birth. The remarkable cast of characters responsible for developing the Predator includes a former Israeli inventor who turned his Los Angeles garage into a drone laboratory, two billionaire brothers marketing a futuristic weapon that would combat Communism, a pair of fighter pilots willing to buck their white-scarf fraternity, a cunning Pentagon operator nicknamed "Snake," and a secretive Air Force organization known as Big Safari. When an Air Force team unleashed the first lethal drone strikes in 2001 for the CIA, the military's view of drones changed nearly overnight. Based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews, Predator is a dramatic account of the creation of a revolutionary weapon that forever changed the way we wage war
Summary
The creation of the first weapon in history that can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle shows in Predator, it was the most profound development in military and aerospace technology since the intercontinental ballistic missile. Once considered fragile toys, drones were long thought to be of limited utility. The Predator itself was resisted at nearly every turn by the military establishment, but a few iconoclasts refused to see this new technology smothered at birth. The remarkable cast of characters responsible for developing the Predator includes a former Israeli inventor who turned his Los Angeles garage into a drone laboratory, two billionaire brothers marketing a futuristic weapon that would combat Communism, a pair of fighter pilots willing to buck their white-scarf fraternity, a cunning Pentagon operator nicknamed "Snake," and a secretive Air Force organization known as Big Safari. When an Air Force team unleashed the first lethal drone strikes in 2001 for the CIA, the military's view of drones changed nearly overnight. Based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews, Predator is a groundbreaking, dramatic account of the creation of a revolutionary weapon that forever changed the way we wage war
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10356311
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Whittle, Richard
Dewey number
623.74/69
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1242.D7
LC item number
W57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Karem, Abraham
  • Drone aircraft
  • Drone aircraft
  • Military art and science
  • Aerospace industries
  • HISTORY / Military / Weapons
  • HISTORY / Military / Aviation
Target audience
adult
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the secret origins of the drone revolution
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Predator : the secret origins of the drone revolution, Richard Whittle
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/645/9780805099645/image/lgcover.9780805099645.jpg
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The genius of the genesis -- The blues -- A straw hat in winter -- Predator reborn -- Predator's progress -- WILD predator -- The summer project -- The next logical step -- Hellfire and hesitation -- Ready or not -- Wildfire -- Cleared to fire -- Never mind-- we'll do it ourselves
Control code
20268435
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
353 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780805099645
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869438014
  • (OCoLC)869438014
Label
Predator : the secret origins of the drone revolution, Richard Whittle
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/645/9780805099645/image/lgcover.9780805099645.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The genius of the genesis -- The blues -- A straw hat in winter -- Predator reborn -- Predator's progress -- WILD predator -- The summer project -- The next logical step -- Hellfire and hesitation -- Ready or not -- Wildfire -- Cleared to fire -- Never mind-- we'll do it ourselves
Control code
20268435
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
353 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780805099645
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869438014
  • (OCoLC)869438014

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