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The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Drones in Tactical/Operational Medicine

Winter 2019

Bradley KD. 19(4). 91 - 93. (Journal Article)


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have seen expansion with their applications in many fields, including the opportunity these tools offer to improve medical care. Drones have significant potential for use in the tactical setting. New, unique possibilities for these drones are emerging constantly, but there is no standardized inclusion specifically with tactical medicine operations. This article is a review of the future possibilities of drones, the associated risks that drones present, and the current application of drone technology in the field of civilian operational/tactical medicine.

Keywords: drone(s); medical; medicine; tactical; operational; UAV; unmanned aerial vehicle

PMID: 31910479

DOI: 10.55460/0U9U-GD66

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