Unmanned aerial devices are entering a new fight, outside of the military's efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and (apparently) Iran. Now, the drones are being used to help stop Japan's annual whale hunt.
The pilotless planes are helping activists track down Japan's whaling fleet, a challenging task as whaling boats work together to foil their efforts.
"This time, the Japanese tactic of tailing the [activist ships] Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker will not work because the drones, one on the Steve Irwin and the other on the Bob Barker, can track and follow the Nisshin Maru and can relay the positions back to the Sea Shepherd ships," the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society stated.
Pretty cool technology in the whaling fight, huh? And the coolest part: Sympathizers in New Jersey contributed to the cost of the two drones.