Technology has always played a role in warfare. Improvements to military weapons throughout history have forced armies to continually adopt new fighting tactics to win battles and conquer armies. This is still true in the modern era where advances in robotics and targeting systems have lead to smarter weapons with deadlier payloads.
Decreased Collateral Damage
According to Air Force military college Air University, the advent of sophisticated targeting systems and stealth technology has lead to less collateral damage in warfare. This is because military personnel can target strategically important buildings and military emplacements more accurately and minimize the chances that a civilian structure may be struck. Precision or “smart” munitions were first used most prominently during the 1991 Persian Gulf War in Iraq.\