Flying IEDs: The Next Evolution in Warfare? Air defenseLand SystemsForce ProtectionTerrorismDrones & RoboticsUAVsOct 3, 2015 26 “I’m going to have to start thinking about not only how to diffuse the payload but how I defuse the platform. When I walk up on that platform, is it watching me, is it sens… Flying IEDs: The Next Evolution in Warfare? | Defense Update: The IED is a staple weapon of asymmetric warfare tactics, providing an inexpensive, easy to build and difficult to detect weapon capable of inflicting painful losses on a technologically and numerically superior enemy. With the evolution and proliferation of drone technology, ordnance disposal units are now facing a new and worrisome threat, the Flying IED.