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NOVA: Spies That Fly
NOVA Spies That Fly
Director: Larry Klein
Genres: Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 56min

It has no pilot no windows and it s flown by remote control. But this odd-looking plane is already credited with helping destroy nearly 750 enemy targets. It s the Predator an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with po...  more »


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Director: Larry Klein
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Military History, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/24/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Another gem by NOVA
I. Chiang | Silicon Valley, CA, USA | 02/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although there has been some films mentioning about UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles), this one has the best coverage so far. The motivation dates back to U-2 flying over the Soviet sky. From the Cold War, Mid East conflicts, Vietnam War, Gulf War and Afghanistan, the experience leads to the evolution of UAV's and makes them more and more powerful and robust.

Unlike the large-scale UAV's such as the Predator and Global Hawk, small-scale or even micro-scale UAV's also found their importance and are being developed. This is also an interesting part in this film.

The content of this DVD is pretty thorough and comprehensive. After having watched it, I just feel it completely delightful and entertaining. Although I've already had certain understanding about UAV's, it is still an eye-opener for me.

I have seen couple tech-related films by NOVA and found them well made. This one is no exception. For people who like military aircraft, this is the one you never should miss."