Flying Taiwan’s Military Drones From the Office

Taiwan plans to field thousands of drones to ward off a possible invasion force. It would make sense if these drones could be flown by civilians sitting in their office buildings

px CBP unmanned aerial vehicle control Pilots of sophisticated drones like the MQ-9 Reaper require a drone control station. However, it is as easy to control the average military drone from the average desktop computer, as it is to control an online remote webcam. All you need is for your government to set up an encrypted web portal and give you the relevant passwords. Image: Gerald Nino, CBP, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Public Domain