The Drone War in Norway

Photo : Wikimedia | A drone is a military term for unmanned, reusable aircraft. They are used to gather intelligence and carry weapons without risking the lives of their soldiers.


Drones are used to attackt the targets from a safe distance, controlled from stations on the ground. While the Norwegian company, Chemring Nobel provides explosives for drones, halfway state-owned Kongsberg manufactures remote-controlled gun turrets that are used from the ground. According to the site of Pakistan Body Count, 1,721 Pakistanis were killed by U.S. driven drones. Only two percent of those were Al Qaeda fighters, according to estimates of the website.

Politicians believe that it is now high time that Norway tighten rules about weapons exports.

Read the rest of the Story from the paper edition of TNP that will be available on Thursday