Wargames? Looks Like A Video Game But It’s Real Combat

Wargames? Looks Like A Video Game But It’s Real Combat
Innovation
Dan Gould
  • 24 july 2008

Remote controlled unmanned military drones have been called “the future of warfare”. Keeping military personnel safe and out of the action and danger of combat is obviously a good thing. High tech defense contractor Raytheon has recently exhibited a system that allows for greater control over remote combat planes, which was partially designed by video game producers. With Raytheon’s “Universal Control System” you can pilot robotic planes and destroy targets thousands of miles away. It looks exactly like a video game, but with this one, real people get killed.

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