A remarkable piece on exercises with so-called "drones", Unmanned Aereal Vehicles, 1978/79, on the island of Diego Garcia. Equally remarkable: no mention of the people of Chagos who were deported to make room for a US basis and now are being denied return for "ecological reasons". Look here.
For more on Chagos you should check out Chagos Gulagwatch and the resources bar on the left side.
And on behalf of the Insect World we should protest the use of the name "drones" as well as protest the production and use of the things themselves.