Drones in Middle East Warfare & Beyond
Seth Frantzman will discuss how drone warfare will define future competition between the US, China, Israel, Iran, Turkey and others.
Covering the history of how drones are reshaping war from the 1980s to the global war on terror, Seth Frantzman will provide a glimpse of how drone warfare will define future competition between the US, China, Israel, Iran, Turkey and other countries. Drones are everywhere today: Elon Musk has predicted the F-35 will become obsolete against a “drone fighter plane” and Iranian drone technology is being used increasingly by militias in Iraq, Hamas in Gaza and the Houthis in Yemen. Israel has developed new air defenses to shoot down drones, such as Iron Dome interceptors and even lasers. Meanwhile, Iran continues to roll out new kamikaze drones and export them around the region. Having interviewed the top defense companies, generals and operators, Frantzman will discuss the artificial intelligence defining modern surveillance to the air defense technology of systems like Iron Dome that can shoot down drone threats.