The European Forum on Armed Drones is a civil society network of organisations working to promote human rights, respect for the rule of law, disarmament and conflict prevention.


Testimony of a French drone operator: anticipatory strikes in the Sahel

In an interview conducted for the podcast Le Collimateur (podcast of the Strategic Research Institute of the French Military School (IRSEM)), on April 9, 2021, drone pilot Lieutenant-Colonel Romain gives an account of one of the first French armed drone operations, carried out from the Niamey air base in Niger in early 2020. After about two years of French use of armed drones in the Sahel, the analysis of this document is of major interest, as Lieutenant-Colonel Romain discloses many elements of France’s method of target selection.

Joint letter to President Biden: Overhaul U.S. Civilian Harm Policies

On 8 February 2022, 105 organizations from the United States and around the world sent a letter to President Biden calling for an overhaul of U.S. civilian harm policies and practices. The signatories included human rights, humanitarian, protection of civilians, peacebuilding, civil liberties, social and racial justice, government accountability, veterans’, and faith-based organizations.

Drone roundup January 5 – 28

This roundup, curated by ReThink Media, looks at how the media is talking about drone warfare (and related topics) and what stories are being told.

With little transparency from governments on this topic, this roundup aims to be as comprehensive as possible, identifying breaking news, trends, developing stories, or interesting narratives. Rethink Media also use media coverage to compile a snapshot of strikes each week. The short version can be read here.


We call upon all European governments, individually and through European institutions to:

We call upon all European governments, individually and through European institutions to:

1     Articulate Clear Policies
2    Prevent Complicity
3    Ensure Transparency
4    Establish Accountability
5    Control Proliferation