Radical Islamist Weaponized Drone Use I&W (Indications & Warning) in Africa: A Terrorism Research Note is a Small Wars Journal report by John P. Sullivan and Keaton O.K. Bunker.
The global proliferation of drones has significantly transformed military strategies, intelligence operations, and logistical processes. Beyond conventional military applications, terrorist groups are swiftly integrating drone technology for purposes such as intelligence gathering, propaganda dissemination, and targeted attacks. The impact of weaponized drones has been evident in various conflicts worldwide, including the Russo-Ukraine war and conflicts in the Middle East.
Now, this phenomenon extends into Africa, a region already marked by numerous struggles between governments and violent nonstate actors. As radical Islamist terrorist organizations increasingly utilize drones on the continent, it becomes crucial to assess their evolving tactics since 2018 and anticipate potential changes from an indications and warning (I&W) perspective.
Publication Date– December 2023
Radical Islamist Weaponized Drone Use I&W (Indications & Warning) in Africa: A Terrorism Research Note contains the following major sections:
- Key Information
- Potentials for Terrorist Group Capacity
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Authors John P. Sullivan and Keaton O.K. Bunker
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