from Danger Room by Nathan Hodge
The CIA's drone strikes in Pakistan may be getting all the press, but the Army is also deploying a deadly new pilotless aircraft, the Warrior-Alpha.
Late last month, a Warrior-Alpha belonging to the Army's Task Force ODIN -- a once-classified unit that combines drones, manned surveillance planes, helicopters, and video downlinks to hunt, track and kill roadside bomb cells -- was the first to fire missiles in combat. According to a news release from Multi-National Division - North, the drone hit insurgents while they were engaged with coalition forces on Feb. 23 in Diyala Province. "We neutralized both targets," the drone's operator said.