The quadcopter drones we’re flying over Vietnam are now part of a growing trend, and one that can actually save lives.
A new video by a former US Air Force airman, Brian Webb, shows how a drone can be used as a weapon in a military campaign against insurgents.
The video was made on January 18, 2015, during a military exercise at a base in Ngoui province in the north of the country.
The video shows the quadcopters being fired at an area in which a helicopter was firing on insurgents.
Webb, a 27-year-old airman with the US Air National Guard, tells the story of how he was one of the few American pilots to see this type of war.
He was flying his drone in an area where a helicopter had just fired on a small group of insurgents.
Webb’s drone was shot down.
He then went to investigate and found the helicopter had been destroyed.
He then went into the area where the attack took place and discovered the drone had crashed.
He used it to help locate and evacuate the injured.
“The drone was my way of helping with the rescue effort,” Webb said.
“I was also in the process of using it as a remote-controlled aerial vehicle.”
Webb said his drone saved the lives of many soldiers.
“I’m sure there were many other drone pilots out there that had to use their drones in this scenario as well, and that was my primary mission,” Webb told ABC News.
“They weren’t there to kill or hurt anybody, but I’m sure they saw something that they could use to save lives.”
Webs said he learned of his mission from friends who had witnessed his quadcopts’ performance.
He said he used the drone to help with a rescue operation that took place during the US military exercise in Ngoup province.
He also said he found the drone’s capabilities useful in helping soldiers find their way out of the battle.
“If they need to leave and want to find their place of shelter, they could easily use the quad-copter for that,” Webb explained.
“They could use it to pick up the wounded and then they could drop them off and be on their way, or they could also use it as an air ambulance to transport the wounded to a hospital or to get them home.”
We will continue to use our drones for the benefit of the American people, Webb said, adding that he was confident that his drone will be a good asset to those who will use it.
“It is going to be a very valuable tool for us,” Webb added.