The EU Observer website reported that the proposed “Medium Altitude Long Endurance (Male) craft … can be used to strike military targets or for surveillance of migrant boats in the Mediterranean Sea.”
It’s hard to predict what the political atmosphere will be like if and when a European drone takes to the skies.
Drones have emerged over the past decade as an important part of the U.S.-led war on terrorism. They have been used to kill militant leaders in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. But they have also caused civilian casualties as well as raised questions ofsovereignty.