Combat drones are the only exposure that most people had to the idea up until recently. The military has found incredible uses for them in terms of launching missiles at ground targets, although in the future they are going to be used for so much more.
Combat drones right now are primarily used to attack targets on the ground, but eventually they are going to be capable of aerial attacks as well. This would mean that dogfights would no longer put lives in danger and would only involve the loss of a drone. Even though dogfights aren’t as common as they once were, this is an incredible possibility.
There are also more ground strike drones being developed, though, that are going to have the ability to fly even further than before. With the right kind of technology, we aren’t going to need overseas bases in neighboring countries to carry out attacks. Instead, we will be able to fly them directly from their home base. Some of these capabilities are already being tested, but there is no definite timeline as to when they will start being used in a full capacity.
The future remains an incredible possibility for combat drones.