There is a fascinating UAV helicopter live mission summary recently made available by Aeryon. The Aeryon Scout micro UAV performed a counter-narcotics mission in Central America last November.
The mission summary describes in great detail how the mission was carried out in a fairly hostile environment and how the use of intelligence gained by the UAV helped minimize risk to military personnel.
The reconnaissance was successful as was the ensuing raid and arrest of the suspect.
A must read for anyone considering the benefits of a UAV. Read the full story here.