Hunter Killer

Hunter Killer

Inside America's Unmanned Air War

Book - 2015
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The first-ever inside look at the US military's secretive Remotely Piloted Aircraft program--equal parts techno-thriller, historical account, and war memoir

Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to by the media as drones , are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military's counterterrorism arsenal. Their story has been pieced together by technology reporters, major newspapers, and on-the-ground accounts from the Middle East, but it has never been fully told by an insider.

In Hunter Killer , Air Force Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley provides an unprecedented look at the aviators and aircraft that forever changed modern warfare. This is the first account by an RPA pilot, told from his unique-in-history vantage point supporting and executing Tier One counterterrorism missions. Only a handful of people know what it's like to hunt terrorists from the sky, watching through the electronic eye of aircraft that can stay aloft for a day at a time, waiting to deploy their cutting-edge technology to neutralize threats to America's national security.

Hunter Killer is the counterpoint to the stories from the battlefront told in books like No Easy Day and American Sniper : While special operators such as SEALs and Delta Force have received a lot of attention in recent years, no book has ever told the story of the unmanned air war. Until now.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780525954439
0525954430
Branch Call Number: 956.7044 McCurley 10/2015
Characteristics: xiii, 349 pages :,color illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Maurer, Kevin

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eighthafpierce
Dec 17, 2016

Insightful story into the un-manned aircraft program (Preditors and Reapers) and the men and women who fly them while tracking terrorist. Sometimes boring other times in 'hunting' mode, other times dealing with the logistics, weather and issues that arise. Well written and kept my interest. If you have a interest in the U S Air Force and it's capabilities a must read.

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