Hunter Killer

Hunter Killer : Inside America's Unmanned Air War

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The first-ever inside look at the US military s secretive Remotely Piloted Aircraft program equal parts techno-thriller, historical account, and war memoir Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to by the media as drones, are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military s counterterrorism arsenal. Their story has been pieced together by technology reporters, major newspapers, and on-the-ground accounts from the Middle East, but it has never been fully told by an insider. In "Hunter Killer," Air Force Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley provides an unprecedented look at the aviators and aircraft that forever changed modern warfare. This is the first account by an RPA pilot, told from his unique-in-history vantage point supporting and executing Tier One counterterrorism missions. Only a handful of people know what it s like to hunt terrorists from the sky, watching through the electronic eye of aircraft that can stay aloft for a day at a time, waiting to deploy their cutting-edge technology to neutralize threats to America s national security. "Hunter Killer" is the counterpoint to the stories from the battlefront told in books like "No Easy Day" and "American Sniper" While special operators such as SEALs and Delta Force have received a lot of attention in recent years, no book has ever told the story of the unmanned air war. Until now."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.88mm | 612.35g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0525954430
  • 9780525954439
  • 1,243,917

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Praise for "Hunter Killer " An Air Force veteran tells an exciting tale of tracking terrorist leaders by remote piloted aircraft, the future of military aviation An illuminating tale of a pilot on the cutting edge. "Kirkus""show more

About T Mark McCurley

LT . COL. T. MARK McCURLEY is a retired Air Force pilot and former intelligence operator. In 2003, he volunteered for the secretive Predator program, deploying five times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations, where he has flown the MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper, accruing more than one thousand combat hours in flight. KEVIN MAURER is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling coauthor, with Mark Owen, of "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden." He has covered special operations forces for a decade.show more

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